Toms River, NJ, February 20, 2013 -- In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Community Medical Center is holding its 9th Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair on Tuesday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Outpatient Lobby.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet nurses and physicians who will be available throughout the day to answer questions. Health care professionals will present information on risk factors, prevention strategies, importance of early detection, treatment options and nutritional considerations pertaining to colorectal cancer. There will also be a colonoscopy demonstration.
The event is free, and light refreshments will be available. Free parking is also available for fair participants.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
Few Americans know that regular screening tests can detect the disease in its most treatable stages. The goal of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, observed each March, is to create awareness about colorectal cancer and encourage disease prevention through regular screening and healthy living.
For more information or for referral to a Community Medical Center gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon, call 1-888-724-7123.
CONTACT: Jean M. Flaherty