‘Prevention and Early Detection of Colon Cancer’ to be presented March 28


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.

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Submitted by Community Mercy Health Partners.

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