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

I’ve had two screenings for colorectal cancer and, let me tell you, it’s no big deal. I talk up colorectal cancer screening to my friends and family. Sure, we chuckle a bit at some of the details, but we mostly talk about how easy and painless it is. Bringing it up isn’t embarrassing. It’s just one of those great topics you get to discuss when you hit 50.

Mark Gustafson – Astoria (listen to my story on the radio)


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