The Oregon Clinic Physicians and Staff Dress in Blue to Raise Awareness for Colon Cancer

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Oregon Clinic

WHAT: March is colon cancer awareness month and “Dress in Blue Day” is sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance. The physicians and staff at The Oregon Clinic’s Gastroenterology groups are dressing in blue on Friday, March 7 to raise awareness for colon cancer and what Oregonians can do to prevent it.
Learn more about the Colon Cancer Alliance and “Dress in Blue Day”:
WHO: The Oregon Clinic has three Gastroenterology groups with eight locations in the metro area,
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014
WHERE: The following offices of The Oregon Clinic are participating and available for filming/photo opportunities:
WHY: Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases. The Oregon Clinic is encouraging all Oregonians turning 50 to get screened – and urging their loved ones to do the same.
  • Family history has a significant impact on one’s risk: People with a first-degree relative who has colon cancer are 2-3 times more likely to develop the disease.
  • Colon cancer is most often found in people 50 years or older, but is currently on the rise in younger groups.
  • When diagnosed early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%
  • Screening is the key to prevention and early detection. Screening detects precancerous polyps and allows them to be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colon cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective.
HOW: Follow The Oregon Clinic on Facebook ( and Twitter (@oregonclinic) for photos we’ll be posting on Friday, March 7 and for health tips throughout the month of March for colon cancer awareness.
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