Live Well Wednesday

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

At Compass Community Health Care Center we are dedicated to providing the best health care possible. We are listening to our patients, families, and community with their health concerns and questions. Watch for #LiveWellWednesday posts each Wednesday evening, which focus on giving you the information and tips you need to understand current health care concerns and topics.

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer(https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/) (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.

Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, below are some tips for preventing colon cancer and facts about the disease.

What You Can Do

Fast Facts

For additional information on this topic, helpful fact sheets, brochures and much more check out the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/sfl/. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please contact our office 740-355-7102.

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