Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench
Speare Participates in National Dress in Blue Day
National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of March. The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched the National Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Several members of Speare’s staff participate in National Dress in Blue Day (scroll down to see the photos) by wearing blue to help raise public awareness and educate people on the facts about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease.
Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer. And the best part is, screening is easy! From colonoscopy to at-home stool tests, there’s an option for everyone. If you’re over 50, high risk or symptomatic, don’t put it off. Talk to your doctor about getting checked!
Make your appointment for a colonoscopy at Plymouth General Surgery today. Call 603-536-5670 and take advantage of the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have received the most advanced colon cancer and colon polyp screening available in the state of New Hampshire with FUSE, a groundbreaking technology that allows our surgeons to see twice as much of the colon as they could before.
Why do we need to raise awareness about colon cancer?
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But it doesn’t have to be this way; through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases.
- Approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer every year
- Colon cancer often has no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage
- You can reduce your risk through regular screenings
- Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you are high risk), everyone should talk to a doctor about getting a screening test for colon cancer
- There are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the United States
*These statistics were compiled from the American Cancer Society’s Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2014-2016.
National Nurses Week 2017: The Balance of Mine, Body, and Spirit
Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nursing Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we celebrate our nurses […]
Speare Memorial Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Community Health Grants
Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION Speare Memorial Hospital is committed to ensuring that our community achieves optimal health. This takes the efforts of many organizations working together toward a common vision. The SMH Community Health Grant Program provides funding to organizations with activities and initiatives that address a community health need. Grants are awarded to […]