Free Community Wide Colorectal Cancer Screening

Free Community-wide Colorectal Pre-Screening Event

The pre-screening event is offered to the community in partnership by the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health Network and Trios Health.

When: Saturday, March 18th - By Appointment only
Where: Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes, Kennewick
Registration: Online registration will open January 1st, 2017

Who:

  • Men and women age 50-75
  • Ages 75+ should consult their doctor
  • Those at high risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age
  • Available to individuals who have not had a colonoscopy in the last ten years

What to Expect:

  • This event is not a physical examination or colonoscopy
  • Health assessment will be conducted at the event to determine the appropriateness for colonoscopy
  • Appropriate participants will be scheduled for their colonoscopy before leaving the event
  • Free colonoscopy prep and education will be provided to scheduled participants
  • Financial resources will be provided to those who meet the necessary criteria

Why:

  • Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death among men and women in the United States.
  • It is also one of the most preventable through early detection screenings.
  • The colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening.
  • The intent of this screening and awareness effort is to reduce the number of late stage cancer findings and instead find early stage colorectal cancer, which is very treatable.
  • Colonoscopies can also detect pre-cancerous and cancerous polyps, which can be removed during the procedure.

Types of treatment for colon cancer:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy

Statistics:

  • Estimated new cases in U.S. in 2016: 134,490
  • Estimate deaths from colorectal cancer in 2016: 49,190