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Date

2018

Abstract

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.

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Community Health Centers of Burlington, Safe Harbor Clinic

Keywords

colon cancer, colonoscopy, homeless, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care

Improving Awareness of Colon Cancer Screening in the Homeless Population of Burlington, Vermont

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