Cancer Screening Saves Lives

How does cancer screening save lives? When Hope Good’s husband got laid off, they had a week of health insurance left. They decided to get checked for everything. That’s when Hope found out she may have breast cancer. “My doctor scheduled me with CCHD,…

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Did You Know? Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Colorectal, or colon, cancer occurs in the colon or rectum. Often, colorectal cancer begins as non-cancerous growths, called polyps, on the lining of the colon or rectum. If…

CCHD and Indian Family Health Clinic are Encouraging People to “ASK ME!”

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to continue with the “ASK ME!” campaign. This is an exciting and different program to increase cancer screening rates and awareness in Cascade and Chouteau Counties. For the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness…

CCHD and Anderson Family Pharmacy are Encouraging People to “ASK ME”

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to continue with the “ASK ME!” campaign during the month of December. This is an exciting and different program that teams up with local businesses to increase cancer screening rates and awareness in Cascade County. When…

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did You Know? Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women. In 2011, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reported that 230,480 new cases of…

Worksite Wellness Sites Work to Create a Future Free from Breast Cancer

Many organizations across Great Falls are joining the movement to create a healthier work environment through worksite wellness programs. The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is working in collaboration with two of these sites, which include Great Falls Police Department and Great Falls Public…

CCHD and Snyder Drug Encouraging People to “ASK ME”

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to continue with the “ASK ME!” campaign during the month of October. This is an exicting and different program that teams up with local businesses to increase cancer screening rates and awareness in Cascade County. When…

CCHD and Public Drug say “ASK ME”

Seeing a store clerk wearing a button with the words “ASK ME” may compel customers to inquire, “Ask you what?” That is the hope of a new campaign called “ASK ME.” In an effort to increase cancer screening rates, the Cascade City-County Health Department…

Creating a Future Free of Colon Cancer

Many organizations across Great Falls are joining the movement to create a healthier work environment through worksite wellness programs. Penny Paul, Community Health Education Specialist for the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD), works with some of these sites to determine what activities are a…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, but its message lasts throughout the year. As the pink ribbons fade out, remember that prevention and early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Since the first awareness month in October 1985, mammography rates have…