The Forest County Potawatomi Community Health Department wants to improve the health of the FCP Community. In order to be effective in what we do, we understand that we must be aware of the health challenges the community is facing, what barriers are causing unhealthy behaviors and most importantly, what we can do as a department to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles and overall well-being.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women will develop colorectal (colon) cancer in their lifetime. It is the fourth most common cancer in the USA. There are roughly one million Americans currently living with colon cancer. Colon cancer has few symptoms when it is developing in your body, and it can be caught early with regular screenings.