River, NJ, February 22, 2016 -- In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Community
Medical Center is offering two free community education programs to raise
awareness about prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer.
A colorectal cancer awareness symposium will be held Tuesday, March 22,
5:30 pm at the Community Medical Center Auditorium, 99 Rt. 37 West, Toms
River. The symposium will feature medical experts discussing topics important
to colorectal cancer awareness, including risk factors, screening for
early detection, treatment options and prevention strategies. A dietitian
will also discuss how to incorporate healthy eating into your life to
reduce your risk for colorectal cancer. Dinner, free parking and a free
drawing will be provided. Seating is limited. To register, please call
The hospital’s 12th Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair, chaired by Paul J. DeMartino,
MD, FACG, will also be held Tuesday, March 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
in the 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, the importance of early detection and nutritional considerations
pertaining to colorectal cancer. There will also be a colonoscopy demonstration
and tours. The event is free and light refreshments will be available.
Free parking is available for fair attendees.
For more information or for referral to a Community Medical Center physician,
call 1-888-724-7123 or visit