COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older.
The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get
screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often
no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that's why it's so important to get screened. People over age
50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You
may also be at higher risk if you are African American,
smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:
Get screened starting at age 50, encourage your family
members and friends over age 50 to get screened, quit
smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke, get
plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.
To increase awareness about the importance of
colorectal cancer screening, Maple Street Clinic is proudly
participating in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
During the month of March, any patient who completes
an annual preventative care exam, and is current on their
colorectal screening, will be entered to win our annual
colorectal cancer awareness basket.
Maple Street Clinic P.C.
1825 MAPLE ST.,
FOREST GROVE, OR 97116