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March 01, 2012

Macon, GA- March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated.  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. This year, approximately 143,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed and 51,000 people will die from the disease.

"But colorectal cancer is a disease that can be prevented through regular screenings, a healthy diet and regular exercise," explained Raymond Jackson, RN, Director of the Coliseum Cancer Institute.

Coliseum will offer a variety of free events during March to help educate and screen the public on colorectal cancer. 

Fridays March 2, March 16 and March 30, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Colon Cancer Education and Free Screening Kit
Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

The Coliseum Cancer Institute will provide colon cancer education and free screening kits to attendees on these Fridays during March.

 

Thursday, March 8, 7:00pm
Colon Cancer Conference
Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Rd.

The Coliseum Cancer Institute will host an educational evening exploring the latest advancements and treatments of colon cancer. Round-table discussion will include: colorectal surgeon Dr. D. Brewer, gastroenterologists including Dr. B. Huckaby, Dr. D. Heacock and Dr. R. Bedgood, medical oncologist Dr. U. Reusch, radiation oncologist Dr. S. Cavanaugh, pathologist Dr. R. Bradley, and radiologist Dr. M. Zinsmeister.

 

Wednesday, March 14, Noon – 1:00pm
Colon Cancer and Diabetes
Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Coliseum Cancer Institute will host a Lunch-n-Learn featuring gastroenterologist Dr. Raymond Bedgood discussing the link between colon cancer and diabetes.

 

Thursday, March 22, Noon – 1:00pm
Colon Cancer and Genetics
Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Coliseum Cancer Institute will host a Lunch-n-Learn featuring colorectal surgeon Dr. Doug Brewer discussing colon cancer and genetics.

 

Tuesday, March 27, Noon – 1:00pm
Colon Cancer’s Effect on the African-American Community

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Selina Smith, PhD, from Morehouse University will lead the discussion about the increased risk of colon cancer in the African-American community.

 

These events are free, but require reservations.  Please call (478) 746-4646 for more information or to register.

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