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Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2020, colorectal cancer was the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, with almost 2 million new cases. It was the third most common cancer in men but the second most common cancer in women.  Colorectal cancer was also the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide, causing almost 1 million deaths.

Studies suggest that people may reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer by increasing physical activity, keeping a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, and avoiding tobacco.

Medical experts often recommend a diet low in animal fats and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to reduce the risk of other chronic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and diabetes. This diet also may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

The CDC estimates that 68% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided if all eligible people got screened. At Terros Health, we offer patients the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for screening purposes.

Terros Health offers a variety of FIT screening kits, talk with our medical providers for specific instructions.

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer.   It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer.   FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines.  Medicines and food do not interfere with the test. So it tends to be more accurate and have fewer false positive results than other tests.

Colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable,
this is why getting screened is so important.

The CDC recommends that men and women over the age of 50 be screened for colorectal cancer. The frequency of the screening depends on the test used. Everyone has heard of the dreaded colonoscopy, but there are other simple, quick, and non-invasive screening tests that can be done onsite at our health centers or from your home.

Although screening is recommended for men and women over the age of 50, recent statistics have shown that the occurrence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50 is on the rise.

Start by scheduling an appointment today with our primary care providers to discuss risk factors and which screening tests are best for you.

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Visit Any of our Health Centers Today!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295