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Wood County Health District Wears Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Raising awareness to increase screening and decrease mortality rates

Wood County Health District and Health and Wellness Center employees wore blue to raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Raising awareness is an important part of helping to increase screening and decrease mortality rates.

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older.

It’s important for both men and women to get screened. There is more than one kind of screening test for colorectal cancer. Talk with your healthcare provider about which test is right for you.

Check this website for more info:

Front row:
  Jennifer Campos, Nikki Errett, Diane Krill, Dolores Garcia, Amy DeMarsh, Jillan Bodey, Deb Hostottle, Lindsey Remy, Yvette Mari Llanas, Jeanette Knaggs; 2nd row: Molly Pierce, Amy Jones, Amanda Jones, Terri Schauweker, Darlene Beggs, Caroline Strzesynski, Patty Kolozy, Judy Kellermeier, Julie Kauffman, Shari Bockbrader; 3rd row: Lexie Jacobs, Kathy Teeple, Kami Wildman, Barb Beaver, Ashley Donaldson, Katie Barricklow, Lynn Bine, Czelene Longalong, Martha Gonzalez, Leslie Madaras, Tracey Henderly; Back row:  Rhonda Stoner, Janet Monteith, Paul Hagen, Stefen Pargeon, Pat Snyder,  Jackie Mears, Lindsay Slater, Karen King, Mike Ollom, Dr. Steve Dood, Ben Batey, Connor Rittwage, Kelly Bechstein; Not Pictured: Brad Espen, Lana Glore, Tom Rutter, Phil Hartz, Deb Obregon, Sarah Hopple, William Bryan-Bey, Joy Nwokenta, Josie Vazquez, Kathie Klauber, Ashley Rood, Laura Young,  Bridget Gallegos, Amber Ulrich Ankey, Dawn Bloomfield, Beth Instone, Tina Cox, Lisa Fork

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