Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
You don’t want to talk about it, but we do.
We know it can be hard to talk about colon cancer. But 80 to 90 percent of the 150,000 cases of colon cancer diagnosed each year in the United States are preventable through screening. Screening colonoscopies let doctors find and remove pre-cancerous polyps before they become cancerous. Talking about it saves lives.
The five fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons at UMass Memorial Medical Center have 31 tips on preventing cancer and information on other colon-related things you probably don’t want to talk about, either. Click our calendar of tips, below, and come back every day for more.
If you’re 50 or older, or 40 with a family history of colon cancer, call 855-UMASS-MD today to schedule your screening colonoscopy.
Sign up for our program March 16
Colon and Rectal Surgery
67 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01605
The How, Why, and What Do I Do Now? of Colon Cancer
Monday, March 16, 2015
4:30 – 8 pm
UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus
Faculty Conference Room
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA
Light dinner will be provided.
(Nursing education contact hours have been applied for.)