March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short.

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older.

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.

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The Columbia County Department of Health works to protect, preserve, and promote the health
of the people of Columbia County. Our dedicated staff carry out that mission every day through
a wide range of essential programs and activities that touch the lives of everyone in our county. 

Every day is a chance to improve your health and the health of your community.

A Healthier America

Video from Generation Public Health/The American Public Health Association


Recent Announcements

  • **Certified Home Health Agency Closure** For Immediate Release September 2, 2016     The Columbia County Department of Health announced today that it is no longer admitting new patients to its Certified Home Healthcare Agency (CHHA).  This ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 5:39 AM by Victoria McGahan
  • 2015 Annual Report The 2015 Columbia County Health Department Annual Report now available on the CCDOH Website! See below to read about the health status of our community!
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 6:34 AM by Victoria McGahan
  • Women's Health Project- CCDOH Walking Club Collaboration Here is a little Monday inspiration for you! Check out our group of lovely ladies that participated in our first Monday Walking club! The Women's Health Project and the ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 6:23 AM by Victoria McGahan
  • NYSDOH releases 2014 Obesity BRFSS The New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) has announced the release of a new report based on data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 10:51 AM by Victoria McGahan
  • Zika Mosquito Reduction Announcement Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can cause serious birth defects, has been documented across the United States, in people who have traveled to Zika infected areas of South ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 11:53 AM by Victoria McGahan
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