Colorectal cancer, more commonly known as colon cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. However, this disease is largely preventable and highly curable with recommended screening and early detection.
This month, NYP is encouraging patients and staff to learn more about colon cancer and the available prevention, treatment, and screening options through our 'Make That Call' campaign.
2017's special theme at NYP/Weill Cornell is genetic factors - Individuals' risk of colorectal cancer can be elevated based on a range of factors, including: smoking, obesity, and even diet. But did you know your family history can also put you at an elevated risk for colorectal cancer? GI faculty, fellows, and genetic counselors will be available to discuss these factors on 3/27 and 3/30 in the vending area of the Garden Cafe at NYP/Weill Cornell. Visit our table to learn more about how genetics can raise your risk, and what you can do to prevent and detect colon cancer at any age.
Thursday, March 30 at 11:00am to 2:00pm
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Garden Cafe Vending Area (near K, F, W elevators)
525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065