ATTENTION HOPES Patients: HOPES operations for all locations will be closed on July 4, 2024 to observe the holiday.

 ATENCIÓN Pacientes de HOPES: Las operaciones de HOPES en todas las ubicaciones estarán cerradas el 4 de julio de 2024 para observar el feriado.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month!

According to the CDC, the most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to get screened for colorectal cancer routinely.

HOPES medical providers work with patients to provide different testing options, including a Fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) or referral for a colonoscopy. FIT Tests are non-invasive, and can be completed in the comfort of the patient’s home, all we ask is that our patient’s return their test card to our lab. The FIT Test only needs to be done once a year!

When a patient needs a more in-depth screening, HOPES works with the patient and provides referrals to a payment assistant program, or a health care center. When these screenings are done routinely, they can help detect polyps, which can be removed in that colonoscopy before they turn into colorectal cancer. When caught in it’s early stage, the survival rate of a patient is 87.7%!

If you are a HOPES patient and interested in getting screened, talk to your provider about which test is best for you.

To schedule an appointment, visit our Patient Portal.

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