Did you know?

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

How much do you know about colorectal cancer? You may be surprised to learn that:

  • Someone with colorectal (better known as colon) cancer may have no symptoms.
  • People with a first degree relative (parent, sibling, offspring) who has colorectal cancer have two to three times risk of developing this disease.
  • Each year more adults under 50 are diagnosed with colon cancer.

It’s also important for you to know that colon cancer is:

  • Preventable. An early diagnosis vastly improves the chances of beating this disease.
  • Treatable. Colon cancer is 90% curable when detected early.
  • Easy to detect. A cancerous polyp can take as many as 15 years to develop into cancer. With regular screenings, the polyps can be removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer.

At Kaiser Permanente, we make screening a priority. We’re #2 in the nation for colon cancer screenings.1 And in 2019, our cancer program received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.

We hope that you’ll share the good news. The following resources can help you convey our commitment to high-quality colorectal care:

Whether you need treatment for colon cancer or simply have a medical question, we are your partner in health. Get details on all the convenient ways to get care. (Web content)

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1The source for certain health plan measure rates and benchmark (averages and percentiles) data (“the Data”) is Quality Compass® 2020 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (“NCQA”). Any analysis, interpretation or conclusion based on the Data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such analysis, interpretation or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA.
The Data comprises audited performance rates and associated benchmarks for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures (“HEDIS®”) and HEDIS CAHPS® survey measure results. HEDIS measures and specifications were developed by and are owned by NCQA. HEDIS measures and specifications are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of medical care. NCQA makes no representations, warranties or endorsement about the quality of any organization or clinician who uses or reports performance measures, or any data or rates calculated using HEDIS measures and specifications, and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measures or specifications.
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Official plan name per Quality Compass: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

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