Brought to you by Barb Colter, Clinic Adminstrator, The Maple Street Clinic, 1825 Maple Street in Forest Grove.

Barb Colter

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.,



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