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[title-subtitle-heading subtitle=”Via Aligning Forces For Quality”]Get Screened, Humboldt![/title-subtitle-heading]

Did you know that Humboldt and Del Norte Counties have one of the highest rates of invasive colon cancer in the state? By receiving a colon cancer screening test, and encouraging your family, friends and neighbors to get screened, we can help reduce the rates of colon cancer in our community and ultimately, save lives. Adults ages 50-75 should have a screening test in order to find cancers at an early stage, when they are most treatable. Early detection has been shown to reduce the number of deaths. Sometimes screening tests can also prevent cancer. There are three evidence-based ways to check for colon cancer. No single test is best for everyone. The iFOBT stool test is a kit that is inexpensive and can be done in the privacy of your own home.  When completed yearly, it is an effective screening tool.  To learn more about this test or other screening mechanisms view the video below or visit Gut-Check. Then, talk to your doctor about the test that is right for you.

Aligning Forces for Quality. Improving Health & Health Care in Communities Across Humboldt County.

Learn more about the 3 screening tests that can help detect colon cancer early.