Colon Cancer Screening and You -- When and Why?

Colon cancer is a preventable, treatable and a beatable disease. If found and treated early, the five year survival rate is 90%. The best step you can take to reduce your risk for colon cancer is to get screened.

In most individuals, screening should begin at the age of 50. However, other individuals may need to start earlier, such as those with risk factors—such as ethnic background, family or personal history of colon polps/cancer, or personal history of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join Matthew Askin, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, who will address the topics of colon cancer prevention, early detection and the importance of screening.

A free fecal immunochemical test (FIT) will be distributed to those who meet screening criteria.

This prevention screening event is presented in collaboration with Screen NJ, a cancer screening, education and awareness program.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please park on the second level of the parking deck.

While the program is free, pre-registration is requested by calling 973-322-2671. Please leave your name, phone number and the amount of people who will be attending with you. Confirmation calls will not be provided.

For general questions please call Angela McCabe at 973-322-2668.

Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

200 South Orange Ave.

Livingston, NJ 07039

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