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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

News & Events

New Physician Joining Women’s Health Center!

We are excited to announce a new physician will be joining our practice in August!  That may seem like a long way off but as fast as time goes, we'll…

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Resources to help you in difficult times

If you or someone you love is struggling, the Oregon Health Authority suggests these resources for anyone needing emotional or mental health assistance as a result of the pandemic.   Mental…

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Check Out These Physician Videos!

Asante recently teamed with three of our physicians to create short videos to introduce our physicians on their website.  Dr. Felicia Cohen, Dr. Thom Eagan and Dr. Tamara Medley perform…

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Events Calendar

Our events calendar keeps you up to date
on our clinics health talks, boot camps,
educational series and more!

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