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Portneuf Cancer Center Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care

Portneuf Cancer Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program certifies oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for cancer care. This certification reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with high-quality cancer care.

Portneuf Medical Center Celebrates 100th TAVR

 

In 2015, our cardiovascular team performed a historic valve replacement, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), on a 76-year-old gentleman. At the time, only a handful of major medical centers were equipped to perform the technique and Portneuf Medical Center was the only rural hospital in the country and the only hospital in Eastern Idaho to offer the life-saving operation.

New Screening Guidelines for Colon Cancer

The American Cancer Society released new screening guidelines for adults of average risk of developing colon cancer. The new recommended age is now age 45 for both men and women. instead of 50. This is very important to note and even more important to share with friends and family. Professionally, we have seen a marked increase in colorectal cancer cases in younger people in recent years.

Celebrate Doctors' Day

As the newly appointed chief medical officer at Portneuf Medical Center, this is my first chance to celebrate all of the physicians who give of themselves to improve health across our region. It is an honor to serve them in my new role. Doctors Day is celebrated on March 30th to recognize the contributions of doctors to their communities.

Free Seminar on Colon Cancer Awareness

Medically reviewed by: Judith Csanky, MD

Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. and over 50,000 people die from it annually. It is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. However, colorectal cancer is different than most cancers – it’s largely preventable and beatable.