AHS colorectal.prevention final

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Everything you need to know about colorectal prevention, and risks.

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AHS colorectal.prevention final

  1. 1. Colorectal Cancer effects 1 in every 20 people  Someone on your block is likely to have colorectal cancer. Adena Health Systems 1
  2. 2. It’s a deadly disease – only 1 out of every 3 peoplewho are diagnosed will survive Adena Health Systems 2
  3. 3. It’s hard to detect  People with colorectal cancer do not usually experience symptoms until it has reached more advanced stages when it is harder to treat successfully. Adena Health Systems 3
  4. 4. Highly preventable  The good news is that most forms of colorectal cancer develop from polyps, which can easily be detected and removed before they become cancerous.  With early detection, MORE THAN 90 PERCENT of patients survive longer than 5 years. Adena Health Systems 4
  5. 5. Colorectal screenings save lives  Cases of colorectal cancer have been declining 2-3% EVERY year since 1998 due to early detection and removal of polyps. Adena Health Systems 5
  6. 6. Take 5 Easy Steps to Prevent Colorectal Cancer 1. Maintain a healthy weight. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Limit alcohol and eliminate smoking. 4. Eat a high-fiber diet. 5. And… Adena Health Systems 6
  7. 7. 5. Get Screened!  Colonoscopy is the ONLY screening that can actually prevent cancer by removing polyps before they become cancerous.  Every adult at normal risk should have a colonoscopy at age 50 and every 10 years after that if results are normal.  Talk to your physician about your risk factors and whether you need earlier screenings. Adena Health Systems 7

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