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Friday, March 01, 2013 - INTEGRIS Cancer Institute Dine with Doctors for Colon Cancer and Digestive Health Awareness
Two sessions offered for greater convenience

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you’re 50 or older and dread the thought of getting a colonoscopy, you’re not alone. But that’s no excuse to skip being screened for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.

Since early stage and curable colon cancer typically produces no symptoms, experts recommend regular screenings for men and women age 50 and older. The National Cancer Institute states that colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but half of those who should be screened are not.

The colonoscopy is the gold standard in screening for colorectal cancer. If found during a screening, doctors can remove precancerous colon or rectal polyps or abnormal growths on the spot. Screening also helps in the early detection of colorectal cancer, when treatment is much more likely to be successful.

Join physicians from the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, INTEGRIS Health Edmond, INTEGRIS Digestive Health Center, Digestive Disease Specialists Inc., and Southwest General Surgery who answer questions and provide the latest in health information on digestive health and colorectal cancer awareness in recognition of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Participants will have the opportunity to quiz medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons and genetic specialists up close and personal.

Luncheon and dinner sessions offered (reservations required):

Noon, March 26
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
Memorial conference room
4801 INTEGRIS Parkway 
Edmond, OK 73034 
Register Online
6 p.m., March 26
Venue 104 Bistro
10400 S. Western
Suite 5
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Register Online

Make your reservation today for either of these interactive discussions and complimentary meals. It could save your life. For more information or to register, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.