Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, but it’s still the third most common cancer diagnosis and second leading cause of cancer death for men and women. A free community education event on “Prevention and Early Detection of Colon Cancer” will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Champaign County Community Center auditorium, 1512 S. U.S. Route 68, Urbana. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Local gastroenterologist Dr. Alan Gabbard will discuss colon cancer, screening recommendations, the colonoscopy procedure and more. There will be a Q&A session, and one-on-one discussion will be available.
The event is offered by the Champaign Health District, Springfield Regional Cancer Center and Springfield Regional Outpatient Center. The program is sponsored in part through a grant from the Community Mercy Foundation with the support of The Springfield Foundation.
A light meal will be provided. RSVP for this free presentation by March 24 at 937-523-8617.