Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In today's Family Matters segment, Anupama Kurup, M.D., with Providence Cancer Center, talked about why screenings are key to the prevention of colorectal cancer and the importance of exercise in helping prevent this disease.

Colorectal cancer. It’s not a topic most people talk a lot about. But this third most common type of cancer strikes more than 140,000 adults each year in the United States.
Todd Crocenzi, M.D., a medical oncologist and director of gastrointestinal oncology research at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Center, presents “Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: How  to Avoid Having to Meet Your Neighborhood Cancer Doctor,” a free forum that covers important points about this preventable cancer:
• colonoscopy and other screening options
• the role of exercise in reducing colon cancer risk
• importance of early detection
Registration requested. Please call the Providence Resource Line at 503-574-6595 or 800-562-8964.
WHEN:    6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23
WHERE:  Providence Portland Medical Center
                 1st Floor North Tower, Jill Lematta Learning Center
                 4805 NE Glisan, Portland
                 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25
                  Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
                 Stanley-Shafer Room 20-21
                 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Portland 


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