March 5, 2018–March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Southeast
Georgia Health System encourages everyone to be aware of the risks associated
with this potentially life-threatening disease. According to the American
Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in
the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The good news
is that colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, especially
when detected early.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American Cancer Society
have a shared goal in screening 80 percent of those at average risk for
colorectal cancer in 2018. The majority of colorectal cancers develop
from noncancerous polyps. Removing these polyps can significantly reduce
the risk of getting colorectal cancer.
Join us on Tuesday, March 27, as
Nicholas Agresti, M.D., board-certified Gastroenterologist with
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Gastroenterology, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, presents “Get
Your Rear in Gear: It’s Time for a Colonoscopy.” The lecture
will offer important information on early detection and prevention for
colon cancer; along with risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.
The free lecture will take place 12-1 p.m. at Southeast Georgia Health
System Camden Campus in the Conference Center, Room B, 2000 Dan Proctor
Drive in St. Marys.
A light lunch will be served; seating is limited and reservations are recommended
but walk-ins are welcome. To learn more about the free lecture or to reserve
a seat, please call toll-free 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447).