March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Tahoe Forest Health System is raising awareness in the community on the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States — but it doesn’t have to be. Through screening, colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable, if caught early. A colonoscopy is one of several screening tests for colorectal cancer. During a colonoscopy, precancerous growths can be removed before they even turn to cancer.

Talk with your primary care provider about when to begin screening for colorectal cancer and which test is right for you.

The Tahoe Forest Gastroenterology Clinic has multiple health care providers — often with low wait times for an initial appointment — for consultation of colorectal cancer screening or for other digestive health care needs. For a complete list of providers, visit the website:

For more information about colorectal cancer screening or to schedule an appointment, call Tahoe Forest Gastroenterology at 530-587-7698.


About Tahoe Forest Health System

Tahoe Forest Health System, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA, and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village, NV, offers 24-hour emergency care, urgent care, primary and specialty health care clinics including Tahoe Forest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Commission on Cancer (COC) accredited cancer center, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, and the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care. With a strong focus on high quality patient care, community collaboration, clinical excellence and innovation, Tahoe Forest Health System is a UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence. For a complete list of physician specialties and services, visit

Source: Tahoe Forest Health

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