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Peekskill Health Center Signs Pledge To Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening

From left: Dr. Alvarro Carrascal, vice president of Health Systems for the American Cancer Society, Dr. Sophia McIntyre, HRHCare Chief of Clinical Quality and Physician Leadership Development, and Alan Steiner, HRHCare chairman of the board
From left: Dr. Alvarro Carrascal, vice president of Health Systems for the American Cancer Society, Dr. Sophia McIntyre, HRHCare Chief of Clinical Quality and Physician Leadership Development, and Alan Steiner, HRHCare chairman of the board Photo Credit: HRHCare

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – HRHCare, one of the largest federally qualified health centers in the country, is participating in the “80% by 2018” pledge.

The pledge is part of an initiative sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The pledge means that HRHCare is committed to regularly screening 80 percent of adults over 50 for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but it can be prevented through proper screening. During screening, doctors can find remove polyps before they become cancerous.

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