Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
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.
Dr. Doug Weiss joins Speare and Plymouth Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Dr. Weiss is excited to return to central New Hampshire. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College where he captained the ice hockey team. After graduation, he played professional hockey in the United States and Europe before returning to Dartmouth to attend medical school. He completed a general surgery internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and […]
Speare has been named on the 2017 list of 62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know
Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare Memorial Hospital has just been named on Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of “62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”. This is the third year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation, and Speare has been honored all three years. According to Becker’s, “The critical access hospitals featured on this list have a reputation […]