Screenings Can Help Decrease Cancer-related Deaths

Over the past 25 years, deaths from cancer in the U.S. in both men and women have steadily declined by 27%. Many factors contribute, but much is credited to education, prevention, screenings and early detection.

The Samaritan Cancer Program along with many community partners offers resources to aid in fewer deaths amongst those touched by cancer or who may be at risk.

Cancer Education
Information on prevention, screening guidelines and community resources.

Smoking Cessation Programs
Workshops offer tools to help you quit and remain smoke free.

Cancer Screenings
Colorectal, breast, gynecological, prostate and other screenings save lives and are available throughout communities that Samaritan serves.

In partnership with local dermatologists, free skin cancer screenings are available. Dates are posted on the American Academy of Dermatology website at Free oral screenings and HPV education are posted on the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance website at

Take an active role in your health. Try these tips and preventive measures that may help reduce your risk of cancer:

  • Stay away from tobacco.
  • Achieve and stay at a healthy weight and move your body often.
  • Eat healthy Limit alcohol Protect your skin.
  • Get regular check-ups.
  • Know your family history and the potential for increased risk.

For more information, contact Samaritan Cancer Resource Center at 541-768-2171 or 541-812-5888.

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