March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it's a great time to remind everyone about the importance of regular colorectal cancer screenings. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women, and early detection can make all the difference.
At Orchid Health, we believe in rural communities deserve the best healthcare. That's why we offer local and comprehensive health services to fit the needs of our patients. Our team is offering Colorectal screenings to help support your health.
It's important to know that regular screenings are recommended for all adults over the age of 45, and for those with certain risk factors, screenings may need to start earlier. Risk factors include:
- a family history of colorectal cancer,
- certain genetic syndromes,
- inflammatory bowel disease,
- and a diet high in red meat and low in fiber.
By scheduling a screening, you are taking an important step towards preventing colorectal cancer or catching it early, when it's most treatable.
In addition to regular screenings, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Eating a diet high in fiber and low in red and processed meats, getting regular exercise, not smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption can all help to reduce your risk.
Don't wait - schedule a time to discuss your screening options by calling (541) 822-3341.
Early detection is key when it comes to colorectal cancer, and we're here to help keep you healthy. We are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients and keeping our community healthy and thriving.