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
- Health screening among Oregon adults
- Health screening among Oregon adults, by county
- Health screenings among Oregon adults by race and ethnicity
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
- Cancer diagnosis rates and counts
- Cancer death rates and counts
- Cancer diagnoses and deaths by race
- Cancer diagnoses and deaths by ethnicity
- Colorectal cancer diagnosis and deaths by county
I had my first colonoscopy in my 30s because of my family history. My grandfather had colon cancer; he died after it spread to his liver. When my sister and mother were screened, the doctors removed polyps, and now they’re fine. If the procedure is a little uncomfortable, a little embarrassing, just remember: If colon cancer is detected early, it can be treated and you can go on to live a very long life. We need to drop that guard down and look at the big picture.
Jeff Johnson- juvenile probation officer for Deschutes County, Bend