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Colon Cancer: Proper Screenings = Prevention

03/03/11

Blue Day for Colon Cancer 2011 - news size

 

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

In the News: Crouse Physician on Bridge Street

Crouse colon cancer expert David Nesbitt, MD, joined Chris Brandolino and Kaylea Nixon on Bridge Street Friday, March 18 on WSYR TV9 to discuss colon cancer prevention, signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Don't miss this very important segment that could, literally, save your life or that of a loved one.

Free Community Seminar: March 22

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States, yet it’s highly treatable when discovered early on. Nearly 80 percent of colon cancer cases are preventable when the right screening techniques are followed, which is why it’s essential to find out if you’re at risk. In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, join us Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., to learn about the latest in colon cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment options. This free, informative program will be hosted by three Crouse experts in the field: John Nicholson, MD, David Nesbitt, MD, and David Kaplan, MD. The event will be held in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Free parking is available in the Marley Education Center and Crouse Hospital parking garages. For more information, or to pre-register, call 315/472-2464.

The event’s presenters all have extensive history and experience treating colon cancer. Nicholson and Nesbitt are both partners at Colon-Rectal Associates of CNY and Kaplan is a partner at Syracuse Gastroenterological Associates. The program will cover the role of lifestyle and family history, signs and symptoms of colon cancer, screening and detection options, prevention and the latest treatment techniques. Come learn about colon cancer to protect you and your family.

 

Screenings are Key

Most of us cringe when we hear the word "colonoscopy." But it's not that bad...and one screening exam can save your life.

 

Don't Be Afraid of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Colon Cancer Resource

 

In photo above: David Kaplan, MD, director of Syracuse Endoscopy Associates (back row, right) and anesthesiologist Eric Trachtenberg, MD (back row, left) were joined by staff members on Friday, March 4, National Dress in Blue Day, aimed at promoting awareness about colon cancer. Staff members shown here are Kathy Kendrick, manager, Rachel Castleman, Nancy Harrington, Deb Hooper, Barb Rogalies, Angela Runians and Connie Siracusa.



Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232
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