Colon Cancer Awareness Event to Be Hosted By Southern Ocean Medical Center

Mar 07, 2018

Risk factors and treatment options for colon cancer will be outlined in a presentation Thursday, March 29, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Southern Ocean Medical Center. One out of every 25 people in the United States will develop colon-rectal cancer. With early detection, the survival rate can be as high as 75 percent, say statistics.

The exhibit and lecture at the hospital coincide with National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

A virtual walk through a simulated 12-foot colon is a larger-than-life visual aid, from noon to 3 p.m. A lecture at 1:30 p.m. with cancer experts will allow listeners to “learn how to prevent, treat and beat” colon cancer. The panel discussion will be presented by Robert Khoo, M.D. and Tricia Morino, D.O.

Colorectal take-home kits will be available, event organizers added.

The event is free and will be held in the Beach Plum Conference Room at the medical center, 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register, call 800-560-9990 or visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org. —M.S.

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