Fayette County Clinic:
Washington CH, Ohio

Phone 740-335-6935
Crisis 740-335-7155

Floyd Simantel Clinic:
Chillicothe, Ohio

Phone 740-775-1270
Crisis 740-773-4357

Highland County Clinic:
Hillsboro, Ohio

Phone 937-393-9946
Crisis 937-393-9904

Lynn Goff Clinic:
Greenfield, Ohio

Phone 937-981-7701
Crisis 937-393-9904

Martha Cottrill Clinic:
Chillicothe, Ohio

Phone 740-775-1260
Crisis 740-773-4357

Pickaway County Clinic:
Circleville, Ohio

Phone 740-474-8874
Crisis 740-477-2579

Pike County Clinic:
Waverly, Ohio

Phone 740-947-7783
Crisis 740-947-2147

 

 


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Health Tip: If You're 45 or Older, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer


HealthDay News
Updated: Jul 12th 2018

(HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society's new colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend that people at average risk start screening at age 45. That's a drop of five years from the former guidelines, which recommended the first screening at age 50.

In lowering the age recommendation, the society cited rising numbers of colorectal cancer cases among younger Americans.

Screening should begin even earlier for people at higher risk of contracting colorectal cancer, the society says. Risk factors for earlier screening include:

  • A family or personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps.
  • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
  • A personal history of radiation directed at the abdomen or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer.