Preventing Colorectal Cancer

February 10, 2015

Keller_BrentColorectal cancer is deadly. Only lung cancer kills more Americans each year than this largely preventable disease.

Colorectal cancer does not discriminate. This disease affects men and women equally. Those diagnosed with the disease often experience no noticeable symptoms.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that if everyone, aged 50 or older, underwent regular colorectal screenings, at least 60 percent of death from this cancer could be avoided.

Brent Keller, DO, of Southeast Gastroenterology will present two free, hour-long informational seminars, “Preventing Colorectal Cancer,” in March.

The first seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Hospital, 1701 Lacey, in Cape Girardeau. The second will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Dexter, Mo., Chamber of Commerce office, 515 West Market.

Light refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat by calling 844-482-5833 or click on SEhealth.org/ColonCancer. You also can take a free, online health risk assessment on that site.