In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, Community Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will host its 10th Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair on Tuesday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Outpatient Lobby of the hospital.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer affecting men and in women. Physicians and nurses from Community Medical Center will help individuals gain a better understanding of colorectal cancer by offering information on risk factors, prevention strategies, treatment options and nutritional considerations as well as a colonoscopy demonstration.
"As colon cancer is preventable and treatable, Community Medical Center is dedicated to arming the community with the knowledge and resources necessary to fight this disease," said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Center.
The Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair is Dr. Paul J. DeMartino, gastroenterologist. "His longstanding commitment to educate the public and raise awareness that colon cancer can be prevented is commendable," said Bloom. "He has organized this event for the past ten years and we are grateful for his support," she added.
Newly elected Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy and newly appointed Toms River Chief of Police Mitch Little will be on-hand to meet attendees, answer questions and help to raise awareness that colon cancer can be prevented.
The event will also feature light refreshments and free prize drawings. Free parking will be available. For more information, please call 888-724-7123.
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