March is Colonrectal Cancer Awareness Month

From the Board of Health
Colonrectal cancer affects both men and women, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is most often found in people 50 and over, and in all racial and ethnic groups. Fortunately, with proper screening, it can be prevented or cured when detected in its earliest stages. A stool sample and/or colonoscopy are the prescribed screening methods.

Valley Hospital is sponsoring "Go Blue" in recognition of colonrectal cancer awareness month and will provide free colorectal screening kits throughout the month of March. The kits can be picked up at the North Information Desk of Luckow Pavilion, One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. One kit per person.

Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Fashion Show - enjoy an evening of fashion tips, refreshments and a discussion on colon cancer prevention and screening. Event is free but you must register by calling 800-825-5391. Lord & Taylor Café, 2nd floor at The Fashion Center, East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus.

Thursday, March 27, Noon to 3:00 PM - Demonstration and discussion on "Foods to Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer." Shop Rite, 224 Route 4 East at Forest Avenue, Paramus. Free but you must register at 201-683-8514.

For additional information on colonrectal cancer, visit American Cancer Society or Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

Last updated 3/1/2018 9:32:51 AM