“There are more than 20 million adults in this country who haven’t had any recommended screening for colorectal cancer and who may therefore get cancer and die from a preventable tragedy,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “Screening for colorectal cancer is effective and can save your life.”
According to a recent report, about one in three adults aged 50 to 75 years have not been tested for colorectal cancer. While many people are aware of the fact that they should be screened for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, a vast number of people do not undergo screening for these and other cancers. With appropriate screening, some cancers can be detected at an earlier stage, which can dramatically increase the outcome and survival time.
On Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30pm, Dr. Neville Bamji and Dr. Savreet Sarkaria, of the Mount Sinai Hospital-affiliated, New York Gastroenterology Associates, with offices in Scarsdale, NY and in New York City, will discuss some of the many reasons why people do not undergo screening, and also guidelines for cancer screening (not limited to, but including, colon, stomach, esophageal cancer and Barretts, small intestine, breast, ovarian, bladder/genitourinary, pancreatic cancer), genetic cancer syndromes and family history.
*This event will offer a great deal of critical information and facts, and is open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up, please call Gilda’s Club Westchester at 914.644.8844.