Mar 7, 2014
Colon Cancer Prevention Program Rescheduled for March 17
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading
cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and approximately 150,000 Americans
will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Colon cancer often has
no symptoms at all until itand#39;s at an advanced stage, but it is 80%
preventable when detected early.
colon cancer prevention program originally scheduled for March 5 but canceled due to winter weather has
been rescheduled for Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at the Mruk Family Education
Center on Aging. Youand#39;ll learn why a quality colonoscopy is important,
who should get one and what your risk is for colorectal cancer. The program
is presented by the Donald W. Reynolds Centers on Aging locally at the
Mruk Family Education Center on Aging on the BRMC campus, across Hospital
Drive from the Main Entrance.
The speaker for this first meeting will be a nurse from the Arkansas Foundation
for Medical Care. To learn more about this program, please call the MFECOA
at (870) 508-3880 or email Debbie Love, MFECOA Coordinator, at
here to download the event flyer. Help us spread the word!