Wear your blue to raise colorectal cancer awareness and come take a walk through your colon! Speak with Phelps’ gastroenterologists, cancer team and respiratory therapists about prevention, risk factors and early warning signs of colorectal cancer and meet with our registered dieticians to learn how to improve your diet to decrease your colorectal cancer risk!
8:30am-2:30pm, Hospital Main Lobby
Schedule of Events:
8:30-2:30: Guided Tours Through Inflatable Colon
10:30am: How Smoking Effects Colorectal Health, Jackie O’Connor, Registered Respiratory Therapist
11:30am: Genetic Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer, Tawanna St. Lewis, Certified Genetic Counselor
1:00pm: Colorectal Cancer- Prevention, Screening, Treatment, Diana Winston-Comartin, MD
2:00pm: How Your Diet Effects Colorectal Health, Susan Juechter, Registered Dietician
Raffle prizes, recipes, giveaways and more!
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Help us work together to encourage people to get screened!