Crozer-Keystone ‘Goes Blue’ with a Range of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Events
Crozer-Keystone Health System, a longtime leader in cancer treatment and gastrointestinal health, has planned a range of activities to raise awareness and provide education about colorectal cancer and how it can be prevented and treated.
Here is a full listing of programs taking place throughout March:
- March 1: “Dress in Blue Day.” Employees at Crozer-Keystone sites will wear blue in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Month. Informational tables will be set up in the cafeterias from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- March 4: Informational tables, “Get in the Game,” Healthplex® Sports Club, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- March 7: Lunch and Learn Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Disease,” Springfield Hospital, Lower Level Conference Room, noon. Lunch will be provided, Speaker: To be announced.
- March 12: An Education Program, “The Importance of Screenings,” St. Charles Borromeo Ladies Auxiliary Church Hall (3400 Dennison Ave., Drexel Hill), 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Patti Hollenback, R.N., nurse navigator.
- March 15: Lunch and Learn Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Disease,” Crozer-Chester Medical Center, NE Conference Room #2, noon. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Michael Farber, M.D., CKHS gastroenterologist.
- March 18: An Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screenings,” Haverford Township Free Library (1601 Darby Rd., Havertown), 7 p.m. Speaker: Patti Hollenback, R.N.
- March 19: Lunch and Learn Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Disease,” Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Meeting Room A, noon. Lunch will be provided/ Speaker: Brian Karp, M.D., CKHS gastroenterologist.
- March 26: Lunch and Learn Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Disease,” Taylor Hospital, Classrooms A and B, noon. Lunch will be provided. Speaker: Ingram Roberts, M.D., CKHS gastroenterologist.
- March 27: An Education Program, “Frankly Speaking: A Program for Survivor and their Families,” DCMH, classrooms A/C, Registration and light dinner, 5:30 p.m. Program: 6 to 8 p.m., Speakers: To be announced.
- March 28: An Education Program, “Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Disease”, Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake (500 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills). Registration and light dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Program, 6 to 8 p.m. Speaker: Michael Davis, D.O., CKHS gastroenterologist
For more information and to register for any of these events, call (610) 284-8158.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths (behind lung cancer) in the U.S., according to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. The disease affects men and women with almost equal frequency. Between 80 to 90 percent of colorectal cancer patients are restored to normal health if their cancer is detected and treated in the earliest stages.
For more information about Crozer-Keystone Cancer Services or to request an appointment using our convenient online appointment form, visit http://ckcancer.crozerkeystone.org. You may also call 1-866-695-HOPE (1-866-695-4673) to request a prompt appointment with a Crozer-Keystone physician who treats cancer patients.
Crozer-Keystone offers a range of board-certified physicians who are trained in the latest technologies and procedures to comprehensively diagnose, manage and treat gastrointestinal and liver conditions. For more information or to make an appointment, visit http://gi.crozerkeystone.org or call 1-877-CKHS-GI1 (254-7441).