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Homeless populations are significantly less likely to access preventative cancer screening, yet this is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. In the general population, colorectal cancer affects 1 in 20 people and is the number 2 cancer killer. Rates of colorectal cancer screening are particularly low in homeless populations. A poster was developed and posted in the waiting room of Safe Harbor clinic, a homeless health care program center, in order to increase education and awareness about colon cancer screening and colonoscopy.
Community Health Centers of Burlington, Safe Harbor Clinic
colon cancer, colonoscopy, homeless, Vermont
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Nadeau, Alexis, "Improving Awareness of Colon Cancer Screening in the Homeless Population of Burlington, Vermont" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 383.