Kaniksu Health Services Joins Colorectal Screening Drive
Kaniksu Health Services is participating in an effort to increase screening rates for colorectal screening in Idaho. Other participating health centers include: Family Health Services, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and Health West.
As part of the "80% by 2018" initiative, this drive is led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.
"We are thrilled to join the cause to improve color cancer screening rates," said Olivia Luther Morlen, Kaniksu director of community relations. "We are asking all members of our community to come together and help us by getting screened and talking to your friends and family who are over 50 years of age about getting screened. Together, we can help make color cancer a major public health success story."
Colorectal cancer is the nation's 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and it is one of the few cancers that can be prevented through screening and treatment.