LAKEWOOD, N.J. (MARCH 22, 2013) – As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will hold a free information and education session on Friday, March 29 from noon to 3 p.m. to raise awareness of the disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The CDC also reports that screening people over age 50 can prevent 60 percent of colorectal cancer-related deaths.
Led by Kimball nurses, dietitians and physicians, the information session will include the risk factors associated with colorectal cancer and information about the disease. Kimball’s staff will discuss tips for prevention and early detection, including the role of proper nutrition and exercise in reducing the risk of colorectal cancer.
The information and education session will be held in Kimball’s Conference Centers A and B. Employees will receive Live Well rewards for attending. To register, please call 1-888-724-7123.
For additional information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/Kimball or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kimballmedicalcenter.
About Kimball Medical Center
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a 350-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing high quality medical and healthcare services to the residents of Ocean County and southern Monmouth County.
In addition to offering a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment services, Kimball Medical Center offers an array of wellness programs. Its ever-growing series of health education programs, lectures, screenings and support groups aim to promote wellness among all age groups.
For more information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
CONTACT: Carrie Cristello
PH: (732) 923-6552