Experience the Commitment, Shelly Romine

Shelly Romine Oncology Nurse“Early Detection is the Key”

Shelly Romine is not embarrassed to ask others if they’ve scheduled their annual colonoscopy. As an oncology nurse navigator at Fairfield Medical Center, she has seen how this simple procedure can save countless patients from a late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis. “The second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. among men and women is colorectal cancer – yet it remains one of the most preventable,” Shelly said. “A colonoscopy is the gold standard to detecting this type of cancer when it’s in its most treatable stage.”

Ohio is one of 11 states with the highest mortality rate related to colorectal cancer. Only 59 percent of adults 50 and older report being up to date with their colorectal cancer screenings. Through an American Cancer Society initiative called “80% by 2018,”
organizations like FMC are working toward increasing that number to 80 percent by 2018.

You can help change this statistic. If you are 50 and older or you have a family history of colorectal cancer, do not wait to schedule your annual colonoscopy. At FMC, we are committed to educating patients about the importance of early cancer detection.

Talk to your primary care physician today. Get tested!

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