Resources and links

Learn more about colorectal cancer; the latest screening methods, their application, and their costs; and how to effectively implement colorectal cancer screening recommendations into your practice:

 

Below are local and national resources for patients who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and need assistance paying for treatment:

  • The Figg Tree Foundation—Provides grants to help with medical expenses ranging from doctor visits to chemotherapy treatment (click on Grant Info)
  • Patient Advocate Foundation—The Colorectal CareLine provides one-time grants to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and need help with transportation services associated with their care.
  • BenefitsCheckUp, a Service of the National Council on Aging—Helps seniors access available benefits for health care and other needs
  • HealthWell Foundation—Helps pay for medications for patients who are underinsured
  • Oregon Primary Care Association—Provides a list of federally qualified health centers across Oregon (click on Find a Health Center)

Primary Care and Public Health

Your involvement with this campaign underscores how critical partnerships between Primary Care and Public Health are to improve the health of our communities. View this overview of how each—working together—create promote health as well as an illustration of community health at work.

 

Your Stories

During my first colonoscopy my doctor found several polyps and removed them without any complications. I’ve just recently had my second colonoscopy and received a clean bill of health. This is a simple procedure that provides early detection, and colorectal cancer is very treatable is found early.

People have misconceptions about having this procedure done. I’m telling my story to help normalize this procedure and motivate others to get screened.

Sue Flammang – Coos Bay


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