Mall hosting Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event | Events
Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for men and women combined. Ohio Valley Colon & Rectal Surgeons presents the 7th annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event at Eastland Mall in the Dillard's Wing.
Ten local colorectal cancer survivors have written their personal story about their diagnosis, treatment and recovery. These are very touching stories about how CRC can change your life. These stories and the Survivors photos will be on display for the public to read. Also at the event will be several educational learning stations.
See the actual equipment used by doctors during a Colonoscopy. View colon tissue samples through microscopes. Prizes, give-aways and lots of great information will be available.
Visitors can learn about the colon, how to prevent Colorectal Cancer and who is at risk.
What: 2013 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event
When: Friday March 8 – Saturday March 9, 10 am—9 pm both days. Where: Eastland Mall Evansville, Dillard's Wing
Who: Open and Free to the Public, sponsored by Ohio Valley Colon & Rectal Surgeons, St. Mary’s Surgicare, Digestive Care Center, Salix Pharmaceuticals and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Why: Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, for men and women COMBINED.
- 1 in 17 people will develop Colorectal Cancer in their lifetime without proper screening.
- Often there are no symptoms and can be hereditary.
- Can be PREVENTED if polyps are found early and removed.
- Colonoscopy is the Gold Standard used to screen for Colorectal Cancer.
- Colonoscopies are done by a Colorectal Surgeon or Gastroenterologist.
- Approximately 25 % of people diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer are under the age of 50 years old, making this PREVENTABLE disease, not just an “old persons” cancer.
- Anyone age 50 or over should be screened. Screening should begin at an earlier age if there is a family history of Colorectal Cancer or polyps or if there are any symptoms present.
Symptoms can include… Nothing, blood in the stool, low abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, rectal pain, fatigue.