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No Butts About It: Take Action for a Future Free from Colon Cancer

February 27th, 2017
Events, Wellness

No Butts About It: Take Action for a Future Free from Colon Cancer

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and HealthPoint is taking part in nationwide efforts to increase screening and reduce the impact of colon cancer on our community. However, with colon cancer remaining the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths, it's important to remain vigilant against this disease not just in March, but every day and with every patient.

That’s why HealthPoint has a Colon Cancer Prevention Program. This program focuses on making screening easy and affordable for our patients. We offer a colon health test at no cost to our patients and have instructions for this important annual test in 13 different languages. We can even mail these tests directly to our patients’ homes!

There are many options for screening, including a stool test you can take at home – a patient who received this test in the mail commented, “I wanted to know if there was a better option for me and my doctor said yes, I could take this test. It makes me feel smart that yes, I can do something about colon cancer and not have an invasive procedure.”

Everyone 50-75 years old should regularly screen for colon cancer. If you’re a HealthPoint patient and are not up to date, call us today at (425) 203-5439 and request a test – it will be mailed to you at no cost. You can also easily request a test online at - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPColon

We invite you to join us in advocating for a future free of colon cancer by participating in these events:

Friday, March 3 – Dress in Blue Day at all HealthPoint locations: Wear blue to show your support for colorectal cancer patients and survivors.

Thursday, March 23** – Colon Cancer Awareness Day at HealthPoint Kent (10 am – 4 pm): Meet Casper the inflatable colon and learn about colon cancer prevention and screening. HealthPoint patients can pick up a no cost screening test and enter a raffle to win a FitBit Zip!

**In case of rain, this event will be postponed until the following Tuesday, March 28th.