KTBS 3 stopped by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to speak with our doctors about colorectal cancer signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Check out THIS LINK to see the video.
Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States that affects both men and women. The disease is highly preventable by getting screened beginning at age 50.
If you are aged 50-75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you are between 76 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened. Be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, don’t drink too much alcohol, and don’t smoke.
Thank you to Dr. Mindie Kavanaugh, Dr. Ellen Friday, Dr. Catherine Chaudoir, and Dr. Jerry McLarty for waking up early to keep us informed.
And remember, colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hundreds of people came out to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Family Health Day on Saturday, February 24, where cancer screenings and health information were offered to attendees. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, staff, students and volunteers that made the day possible! Click here to learn more about Family Health Day from Dr. Glenn Mills.
Contact Darlene Whitaker at (318) 813-1485 for more information.