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Colorectal cancer will claim over 50,000 lives in 2011, making it the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. When Americans are screened according the American Cancer Society guidelines and diagnosed early, they have a 90 percent survival rate. Sadly, the truth is that fewer than 40 percent of patients are appropriately screened.

One major reason for low screening rates is the lack of coverage for screenings and treatment. Currently the only Americans that are guaranteed coverage for colorectal cancer screenings are Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and older.

We, the undersigned, supportThe Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act which will establish a program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare.

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