Catskill Regional Medical Center to provide Free Informational Sessions During Colon Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Catskill Regional Medical Center wants to remind the community of the importance and effectiveness of colon cancer screenings.
On March 1, 2 and 5, Catskill Regional’s Cancer Services Program Leader, Priscilla Rennison, will be conducting free public education and targeted outreach sessions at the Sullivan County Government Center.
The sessions will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Participants will also be signed up for a free raffle drawing. Monticello Bagel Bakery will provide blue bagels for those who stop by in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness.
“Some screenings can find growths in your colon before they turn into cancer. And, when detected early, colon cancer can be more treatable,” Rennison said.
For more information on colon cancer screening information sessions, or to contact the Cancer Services Program call 845 794-3300, ext. 2794.
Learn more about Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer is one of the single cancers that can be treated and beatable. Adults who are at average risk are recommended to talk to their doctor about colorectal screening at age 50. One of our goals at Cancer Services Program of Sullivan County is to have 80% of New Yorkers screened by the end of 2018.