Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | March 1, 2013

Beating the Blues: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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It is officially March, which means it is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! We will be dedicating this month to helping you ensure that your GI is healthy and on the right tract. Throughout the month we will be providing colorectal cancer facts, sharing our favorite GI-healthy recipes, as well as hosting FREE weekly events! Experts from the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Colon and Rectal Surgery of Raleigh, and our Advanced GI program will be offering free weekly seminars to help you beat the blues and reduce your risk of colorectal cancer!

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month free seminars:

March 5: Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer Round Table
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Duke Raleigh Cancer Center
Lower level board room
Join Lindsay Kovacic, RD, CSO, LDN for a round table discussion and find out how you can adjust your diet to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer!

March 13: Screening to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
6:00 p.m.
Duke Raleigh Cancer Center
Lower level classroom
Jorge Obando, MD, will be discussing screening options and Advanced GI- to help prevent colorectal cancer.

March 21: Knowing Your family History Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer
6:30 p.m.
Duke Raleigh Cancer Center
Lower level classroom
Linda Farkas, MD, will be discussing what you need to know about your family and your colorectal health!This event is part of our Healthy Focus series.

March 27: Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Surgery
6:00 p.m.
Duke Raleigh Cancer Center
Lower level classroom
Join Ben Hopkins, MD, and find out the latest in treatment options for colorectal cancer!

All of these programs are free and open to the public, but we do ask that you please register beforehand! You can register online by visiting our website’s Classes and Events Calendar.


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