According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The use of colorectal screening tests can reduce colorectal cancer and death by as much as 60 percent. Most cases of the disease begin as non-cancerous polyps that are grape-like growths on the lining of the colon and rectum. If left untreated, these polyps can become cancerous. In honor of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Kenneth Glazier, MD, and Mahadevan Krishnan, MD, board-certified gastroenterologists on staff at Kimball Medical Center, will host a free community program and discussion regarding colon cancer awareness and prevention on Wednesday, March 24 from 9 – 11 am.
The program will be held at Kimball Medical Center’s Conference Rooms A, B & C located on the first floor. Pre-registration is requested by calling the Endoscopy department at (732) 886-4449. The program is free.