Visitors Can Learn the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Prevention  

Mar 13

The Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long replica of a human colon, is headed to Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, March 19 - 20, 2008, as part of the Colon Cancer Awareness Event, Scope It Out, on March 19. The event includes 2 physician seminars and colon cancer risk assessments. The event starts at 5 pm, with the physician seminars starting at 6 pm. The Super Colon zigzags across the country serving as an educational tool to teach the importance of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is 90 percent preventable and successfully treated 90 percent of the time, when detected early, yet it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths.

In addition to the general public, Methodist Hospitals has invited many of the nursing students from the local universities to take a tour through the super colon.

WHAT::The Super Colon is an incredible, inflatable, interactive colon that teaches people about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer. As visitors walk through the Super Colon, they get a close-up look at healthy tissue, tissue with non-malignant colorectal diseases, as well as tissue with various stages of colorectal cancer.

WHERE:Methodist Hospitals
200 E 89th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410

WHEN:March 19, 2008
5:00 pm Colon Cancer Risk Assessments
6:00 pm Physician Seminars

For more information or to photograph/interview a Methodist employee, please contact me.

Thank you!

Amber Raza
Marketing/Corporate Communication
Methodist Hospitals
Phone: 219.886.4474
Fax: 219.886.4592

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