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Unique Partnership brings Colon Cancer Screenings and Awareness Event to Upstate

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June 14, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths; however it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Through proper colorectal cancer screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon, before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent colon cancer altogether.

New Horizon Family Health Services is asking all members of our community to come together and help us by getting screened and talking to your friends and family who are over 50 years of age about getting screened. Together, we can help eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. From 9:00am - 4:00pm on June 13th, 14th and 15th, NHFHS will host a series of free events at its 975 West Faris Road location in Greenville to inform patients and the Upstate Community about the risks and options regarding Colorectal Cancer Screening.

June 13th and 14th will feature a “Talk with a Doc” session in which NHFHS’ medical providers will be on hand to answer questions and to provide confidential information about colorectal cancer screenings. Patients who wish to receive a screening will be given the opportunity to speak with a provider to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective screening option. In some cases, a Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) will be recommended. The FIT test will test for occult (hidden) blood in the stool sample and it can be completed either on-site or at the patient’s home. To conclude this 3-day event, Genentech Inc. will provide a 12 ft. x 12 ft. x 10 ft. inflatable replica of a colon which will depict the varying stages of cancer as well as what the normal colon tissue looks like. This walk through exhibit will be guided by Nurse Educators. Giveaways, patient testimonies and key members of this partnership will be a part of this special event, including Dr. Frank Berger, University of South Carolina’s Director of the Center for Colon Cancer Research.

New Horizon Family Health Services
975 West Faris Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
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