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Do You Need to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

Do You Need to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. But, it is also one of the most PREVENTABLE and treatable forms of cancer when found early. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older, but can occur in younger people as well. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk of colon cancer no matter what your age 1) Be aware of your family history and discuss any concerns with your doctor;  2) If you smoke, quit; 3) Exercise regularly 4) Make healthy food choices. 

Since there are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer, it’s very important to get screened. There are many different kinds of screening tests for colon cancer from a simple blood test to a colonoscopy. Screening finds cancer earlier when treatment can be most effective. Talk to your provider at Women’s Health Center or your Primary Care doctor to determine the best test for you. For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/colorectalawareness/

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Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

News & Events

Say Hello to Sarah Witesman, PA-C!

Our newest Physician's Assistant, Sarah developed a passion for OB/GYN while on her clinical rotations in rural upstate New York. She believes all patients should have control of their own…

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Welcome Crystal Lindahl, WHNP!

Women's Health Center continues to expand our practice to better serve the women in our community!  Crystal Lindahl, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner has just joined our team.  Previously a…

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Welcome Baby! Community Baby Shower – Sept 17

Our community wants to welcome your new baby at a Community Baby Shower!  Lots of great educational and informative demonstrations, gifts, food trucks, and more!  At Grants Pass High School…

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