Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The good news is the it is preventable.

Those aged 50-years or older should be concerned about colorectal cancer. In most cases, colorectal cancers develop slowly over several years, beginning as non-cancerous polyps, or small growths, on the lining of the colon and rectum. Although these polyps can become cancerous, removing them prevents colorectal cancer from ever developing.

To learn more life-saving information about the disease, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond, join us for a free colorectal cancer health fair featuring colorectal surgeons Tal Raphaeli, M.D. and Jean Knapp, M.D., and oncologist Zeyad Kanaan, M.D.

Topics covered will include general colorectal cancer information, including prevention, screening and treatment options, as well as rehabilitative services for colorectal cancer patients, nutrition tips to prevent cancer and what to eat during cancer treatment, and more.

The free health fair will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 12 – 3 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Southwest Tower Corridor. Registration is appreciated. For more information, or to register, call 713.222.CARE (2273) or Carol Kirton at 281-540-7808.