Tag Archives: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Free Colorectal Screening Kits in St. Cloud, MN

During March pick up a free colorectal cancer screening kit, complete it at home, and mail it back. Immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) screening kits are are available at the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital and at the Coborn Cancer Center. Reminder from the folks at CentraCare Health System: This screening does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best method to detect colorectal cancer. To schedule your colonoscopy, please call CentraCare Digestive Center at (320) 229-4916.

Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer Workshop in DC Area

Kashif Firozvi, MD of Capital Oncology & Hematology Associates will speak at a free workshop sponsored by the Wellness Community of Greater Washington DC on Monday evening, March 1, 2010 beginning at 6 pm. People who attend will get a free copy of Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer.

WNC Colorectal Cancer Evidence Academy:From Prevention to Treatment

Spend a day learning about colorectal cancer prevention and treatment with a focus on its burden in western North Carolina. The Western North Carolina Evidence Academy plans a full day conference on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Lake Junaluska Conference Center to explore issues of screening and advances in colorectal cancer treatment. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  Registration deadline is March 5. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, survivors and caregivers in Western North Carolina are invited to participate.  CMEs and CEUs are available at no cost.

SCOPE Run and Fun to Beat Colorectal Cancer

Ready to run?  Walk?  Party?  Celebrate colorectal cancer survivors? The 5th Annual SCOPE Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. on March 27, 2010 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Registration is now open. The Sprint for Colorectal Oncology,Prevention and Education (SCOPE) includes: 5K Run/Walk 1 K Fun Walk for children beginning at 9 a.m. Survivor’s Fair Post-Race Party with live band Lewna Eclipse A special feature of the day will be a chance to explore inside the Super Colon, an educational project of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.   Eight feet high and 20 feet long, the Super Colon helps visitors understand the importance of screening to prevent colorectal cancer.