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

OHA_Deschutes_ 1 (Corne#21EI stay in pretty good shape, I try to eat the right foods. But you don’t know what’s in your colon until you look in there. At age 63, it was just time to get checked. They didn’t find any polyps; the doctor said to repeat the colonoscopy in five years. With colorectal cancer, if you get it early enough, you can take care of it. If you don’t, it’s too late…Black men in general don’t like to go to doctors and do that kind of personal stuff. If I can encourage more black men to get to the doctor, I want to do that.

Cornelius “Mac” McCormick, retired university administrator and track coach

Summit High School, Bend


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