Learn The Importance Of Colonoscopies At Nch Medical Group’s Free Seminar

Colon Cancer -- It's the type of cancer no one wants to talk about, but colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality and a colonoscopy screening can help catch the cancer at an early stage.

With March being national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Northwest Community Healthcare's Medical Group is hosting a free community health seminar. "Why should I get a colonoscopy?," presented by Dr. Ami Behara of the NCH Medical Group, is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the NCH auditorium, 800 W. Central Road in Arlington Heights.

Dr. Behara is a board-certified gastroenterologist who will discuss risk factors, colon screening guidelines and options for screening. Dr. Behara will answer questions and dispel common misconceptions.

Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year, and almost 50,000 people will die from colon cancer. Screening can prevent cancer through the removal of pre-cancerous polyps, and for those with colon cancer, improve survival through early detection.

While the March event is free, registration is required because space is limited. Attendees also can sign up by calling HealthConnection at 847.618.4968. Complimentary beverages and snacks are available. Attendees should park in the Visitor Garage on the east side of the campus and follow the signs to the event.
For more details about Northwest Community Hospital's Gastroenterology Center and its comprehensive services, visit the hospital's website at nch.org/colon.

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