NORTHAMPTON – Community members are invited to learn the facts about colon cancer, the second cause of cancer deaths, at a free program on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dakin Conference Room.
Presenters are Dr. Jeffery Cooley, of Hampshire Gastroenterology Associates and Penny Mitchell, RN, of Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Endoscopy Suite.
Colonoscopy screening, encouraged for people over age 50 and those with a family history, helps find polyps so they can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer. While most polyps are not cancerous, 20 percent of people have precancerous polyps and a small number could become cancerous over time.
This event is free and open to all. To register for the event or for more information call 582-2216.
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