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Colon cancer: awareness and screen are key to prevention

Spectrum Health United Hospital hosts free informational events

Knowledge and action have become important tools in reducing the incidence of colon cancer, which is the focus of National Colon Cancer Month in March.

On Wednesday, March 9, Spectrum Health United Hospital is hosting two complimentary community health talks with the focus of:  Colon Cancer: Be Informed, Take Action. Sessions are scheduled for 1:00-2:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm. Both sessions will take place at Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Conference Center located within the hospital.  Refreshments will be provided.

Presenter Dr. Theodor Asgeirsson will focus on answering questions such as:
•    What is colorectal cancer?
•    What are the risk factors?
•    How often should I be screened?
•    Can colon cancer be prevented?
•    What treatment plans and options are available?

Dr. Asgeirsson joined the medical staff of Spectrum Health United Hospital in June 2010. He specializes in a wide variety of digestive disorders including colon and rectal cancer and screening, proctology, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Asgeirsson is board certified in general surgery.

Community Health Talks are free to attend, but registration is required. To register please call: 616.225.6822 or register online at spectrum-health.org/colon-cancer-seminar-1.

When registering, please identify which session you will be attending.

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