Detecting Colorectal Cancer

 Use Our FIT Test To Detect Colorectal Cancer

One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It is the third most common diagnosed cancer in both men and women. Most cases appear in people 50 years or older. With early screening 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented. As you age you become more at risk that’s why it’s important to be continually screened. Hamilton HealthCenter offers a way to screen for colorectal cancer. Blood in your stool can often go unnoticed. The FIT test detects hidden blood which is an early sign of cancer. That means you can treat it before it spreads further. It’s a simple process you can do on your own in the privacy of your home. The steps are really easy.
  • Flush the toilet before use
  • Place the used toilet paper in the waste bag provided do not put it in the toilet
  • Use the brush from the kit and scrape the surface of the stool
  • Wipe the brush gently on the space indicated on the test card
  • Add the brush to the waste bag
  • Throw it away then simply mail the used kit to the lab to be tested
Hamilton Health Center will contact you with your results. Be one of the 1 million colorectal cancer survivors in the US. Use the FIT test to detect symptoms early when it’s most curable. Hamilton Health Center wants to make sure all of our patients are cancer-free. Call your provider today to pick up your free FIT test!

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CEO Jeannine Peterson Featured On PennLive

Our CEO Jeannine Peterson was recently featured in a PennLive article discussing our new satellite center near Newport, PA which is set to open this fall. This new facility will help provide individuals access to medications that can help them overcome addiction to heroin and opioid pain killers. The facility will also set up addicted individuals with caseworkers who will help guide them through the drug treatment system. Check out the Penn Live article to learn more about our Newport facility http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/03/opioid_addiction_help_more_med.html

Wear Red for Health Center Funding

Taking action is simple: wear RED as part of the #RedAlert4CHCs – take a picture with your family, friends and colleagues and post it to social media using the #RedAlert4CHCs hashtag demanding that Congress Act NOW to fix the Health Center funding cliff once and for all. Access template posts and easy instructions for posting on the HC Advocacy website. Taking action really is that simple, but this critically important demonstration will send an unmistakable message to Congress that the time to #fixthecliff is NOW.