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Colorectal Cancer Seminar to be Held on June 24

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Southern 7 Health Department

More and more people are recognizing the importance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, yet navigating the various options and understanding what the results mean can be daunting. To address these concerns and empower community members with knowledge, Southern 7 Health Department and its partners in CRC prevention are pleased to announce a virtual seminar scheduled for June 24, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

Dr. Blase Polite, a distinguished GI Oncologist from the University of Chicago Medicine, will lead the seminar. Known for his engaging style, Dr. Polite promises a light-hearted and informative presentation on colon cancer. Participants will gain insights into the available screening tests, current guidelines, and the critical importance of early detection.

Colorectal cancer remains a significant health challenge, with 126,240 new cases and 51,869 deaths reported in the United States in 2020 alone, according to CDC data. It ranks as the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women in the country.

The seminar aims to equip attendees with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their health. Registration is simple—visit southern7.org/FIT or find the QR code on the Southern 7 Health Department's Facebook page. Alternatively, contact Shawnna Rhine at 618-634-2297 to secure your spot.

This event is made possible through collaboration with esteemed institutions such as the University of Chicago Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, the Asian Health Coalition, Northwestern University, and Southern 7 Health Department. Together, we strive to raise awareness and promote early detection, ensuring that colorectal cancer remains preventable and treatable when caught early.

Join us on June 24 to learn how you can take proactive steps towards your health and well-being. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against colorectal cancer.

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