What: Information session on colorectal cancer
When: Wednesday, March 20, 12 p.m.
Where: Memorial Hospital
For more information or to register: Call Kim Shank at 423-495-7827
Besides skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, and the disease results in more than 50,000 deaths nationwide per year. However, colon cancer is highly preventable with proper screenings, which is the focus of an upcoming health event at Memorial Hospital.
These and other facts about colon cancer will be presented over a lunch session on Wednesday, March 20 at noon at the MaryEllen Locher Conference Room at Memorial. This evenn is open to the public and will be geared toward educating the general population about the dangers of colon cancer and how to prevent it.
The event is part of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed annually in March.
Dr. Vijaykurmar Patel, a gastroenterologist at Memorial, will discuss prevention, screenings, signs, symptoms and treatment options.
A light lunch will be provided, and registration is required.