Tag Archives: Cancer

New Screening Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer

By Kara Verbanic, Public Health Educator Onondaga County Health Department Cancer Services Program March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society are now recommending colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer… Read more >

Colorectal Cancer Screening Begins at Age 45: Free Screening Tests Available

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The newest guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society recommends that colorectal cancer screenings begin at age 45. The recommended age to begin screening was lowered because colorectal cancer cases are on the rise among individuals younger than 50. According to the… Read more >

FREE Tests to Detect Cervical Cancer Are Available

All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often in women over the age of 30. In the United States, approximately 13,000 (2017:12,831) women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and regular screening tests (Pap test and HPV test) and… Read more >

Take Care of Yourself by Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer

By Kara Verbanic, Public Health Educator, Cancer Services Program March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that about 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 50 and 75 years old are not getting tested for colorectal cancer? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the third leading… Read more >

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

By Andrea Flood, MPH, Public Health Educator January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month. The CDC and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition promote the protection against cervical cancer through vaccination and regular screening. Each year, approximately 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. More than 9 of every 10 cervical cancer… Read more >

FREE Mammograms Are Available

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among United States women, no matter your race or ethnicity. Many things affect a person’s chance of getting breast cancer, these are called risk factors. Some risk factors cannot be controlled and include being a woman, getting older, having dense breasts,… Read more >

FREE Tests to Detect Cervical Cancer are Available

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. All women are at risk for cervical cancer but it occurs most often in women over the age of 30. Approximately 12,000 U.S. women get cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is easily prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up and is highly curable when found and treated… Read more >

Onondaga County Cancer Services Program Continues to Offer Free Cancer Screenings

The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) will continue to provide cancer screening services for uninsured and underinsured residents with support from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Since 1987, the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Onondaga County has collaborated with the NYSDOH, local healthcare providers, and community agencies to offer free screening and… Read more >