Memorial Health Care System will host an opportunity for the public to learn the dangers of colon cancer and how it can be prevented during colon cancer awareness month in March.
Officials said, "Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and causes more than 50,000 deaths in this country each year. That figure is far too high considering that colon cancer is preventable with proper screenings."
Dr. Vijaykurmar Patel, a gastroenterologist on staff at Memorial, will discuss prevention, screenings, signs and symptoms and treatment options during a lunch and learn session on Wednesday, March 20, at 12 p.m. in the MaryEllen Locher Conference Room at Memorial Hospital. A light lunch will be provided and registration is required.
For more information or to register for the event, please call Kim Shank, RN, GI/Colorectal Program coordinator, at 423 495-7827.