COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF CENTRAL WYOMING TO HOST COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS OPEN HOUSE WITH CANCER GROUPS

Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming along with the American Cancer Society and the Wyoming Cancer Resources Services will host a Colorectal Cancer Open House on Tuesday, March 6th from 10 am till 2 pm at the Community Health Center’s Casper clinic at 5000 Blackmore Rd.   March is colorectal cancer awareness month, we hope with this event we will raise awareness to our patients and others within central Wyoming.

There will be free FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) kits available via a grant from the American Cancer Society that can be taken home and returned to the CHCCW lab.   It is recommended that everyone over 50 be screened.  Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society.

The Wyoming Cancer Resources Services is providing their large walk through colon that is over 12’ wide and 10’ long.   This visual features the various stages of disease and explanations of normal colon tissue, crohn’s disease, polyps, malignant polyps, colon cancer and advanced colon cancer.  With a 1 in 22 chance for men and 1 in 24 chance for women developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society.   An example such as the blow-up colon can make a lasting impact to a patient, and encourage testing and awareness.

All three organizations will provide informational material, fun giveaways and refreshments during the open house.   We hope that many come by to check out this fun and informational event.

Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming

 Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming provides comprehensive healthcare to people of all ages, making us a true healthcare home for thousands of Wyoming residents.  With Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Casper, Riverton and Dubois we cover a large range of the cowboy state.  From Family Medicine, Women’s

Health, Pediatrics, Dental, Behavioral Health and Quick Care walk-in services, our staff has the experience you can trust and the compassion you can expect for all your loved ones.  To see which services are offered at your local clinic please go to www.chccw.org