Oregon chronic disease data and reports is the where you can find the most current chronic disease information to help guide Oregon’s efforts to control or prevent chronic diseases and reduce disparities among populations most affected by these diseases, including cancer.

 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects and reports cancer screening prevalence among Oregon adults ages 50-75. The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey of Oregon adults age 18 and above. It is conducted each year by the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division and includes questions about a number of health related behaviors. Questions about screening for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer are part of the survey.

 

CRC cancer screening

 

The Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR) collects and reports cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (deaths) data on all cancers diagnosed in Oregon. Data are used to track trends in cancer screening, or new cases and deaths among Oregonians. These data allow review of differences and trends at the state and county level, as well as by race and ethnicity. Please click the links below for the most current published cancer registry data.

 

Cancer diagnosis and deaths in Oregon

 

 

Your Stories

Having a colonoscopy saved my life or at a minimum has prolonged it.  Two weeks after turning 50 I had a colonoscopy because it is recommended at this milestone age.  I had no family history of colon cancer and had no symptoms.  (I know the importance of cancer screenings because my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer after an annual mammogram).  The screening revealed stage 4 colon cancer.  I started chemo therapy right way, then had surgery to remove all the cancerous lesions and am cancer free today.  If I had waited even a few months, my treatment options and outcome would have been much different.  SCREENINGS SAVE LIVES!  Unlucky for me, my cancer started growing before age 50 but if you are over 50 OR have a family history of colon cancer OR you are having any symptoms, GO GET SCREENED and encourage your loved ones to do it too!

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