Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Did you know that colon cancer is preventable with screening?

There has been a dramatic decline in colon cancer deaths since the late 2,000s. Why? Researchers say It is a direct result of an increase in colon cancer screening.

In 2000, 20% of people 50 and older chose to get a screening. Today it is 61%. That’s great.

Early detection is the key. It means more lives saved, maybe even yours, and more people with more time for the ones they love. At Asante, we are celebrating the fight against colon cancer with free online events, videos and information that’ll help you live longer and stay healthier.

The surgical teams at Asante General and Colorectal Surgery in Grants Pass and Asante General Surgery in Ashland are regional leaders in the detection and treatment of colon cancer.

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Watch our informative presentation about screening for colorectal cancer

Featuring Dr. Scott Nelson, Colon & Rectal Surgeon, Asante

Learn the best way to beat colon cancer and effective treatments from one of Asante’s leading colon and rectal surgeons. Hosted by Asante’s own Kim Woodruff, manager of General Surgery in Grants Pass, these sessions will both entertain and enlighten.

Each year 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer. Since 1990, it has been the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States—yet it’s completely preventable, thanks to a colonoscopy.

Join Dr. Scott Nelson, a specialist in colonoscopies and colorectal surgery, for a visual look at the risks and signs of colon cancer, as well as prevention and detection.

Dr. Nelson

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