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
Last fall, my doctor suggested I undergo a colonoscopy. It’s typically first recommended when a person hits 50, which was my case. I had a colonoscopy in March, which seems fitting since March is National Colorectal Awareness Month. I decided to tell my story so others would get screened as well.
Colonoscopies aren’t something people usually discuss and many people tend to put it off because they’re unsure what it entails. Sending a long snakelike device through my backside never seemed very appealing to me, either.
I’m glad I went and had the procedure done. The peace of mind knowing there aren’t any potential problems down there is worth it. If you’re older than 50 or have a family history or are showing symptoms of colorectal cancer, you should consider it, too.
John Sowell – Roseburg