Care Resource encourages the South Florida community to use the month of March (all year) to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Communities, organizations, families, and individuals can get involved and spread the word.
According to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, colorectal cancer could be prevented.
What You Can Do
- If you’re aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.
- Encourage families to get active together – exercise may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
- Talk to people in your community about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50.
- Don’t drink too much alcohol.
- Don’t smoke.
Moreover, Care Resource strongly recommends anal Pap smears for gay men, HIV positive men and women as well as vaginal Pap smears for all women. Above tests are a part of wellness care offered by all our clinicians. We also have a team of trained clinicians that perform necessary diagnostic procedures for patients with abnormal Pap smears. Colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine one’s cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. An anoscopy is an examination used to diagnose some cancers in men. These tools continue to make it possible for Care Resource to be the medical home to all in need.
Communities, health professionals and families can work together to encourage people to become screened. Care Resource is inspired by the ability to bring much needed healthcare services to vulnerable families and individuals in our South Florida community. Our dedicated clinicians go the extra mile each day to be welcoming, thorough and compassionate as they improve health care in our community. Our staff brings meaning to “healthcare from the heart”, every day.
If you, or anyone you know is in need, please call upon us to serve you!
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- 1701 Meridian Avenue, Suite 400. Miami Beach, FL 33139 – T. 305.673.3555 | F: 305.673.1960
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Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). We have four (4) facilities, including: Miami-Dade, Little Havana-(Miami-Dade), Miami Beach and Fort. Lauderdale. We provide comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent and adult populations.