Thursday, February 21, 2013
CentraState Host Colorectal Cancer Screenings for Men and Women
For release: February 21, 2013
Contact: Abbey Luterick (732) 294-7082; Marketing & Public Relations
CentraState Hosts Colorectal Cancer Screenings for Men and Women
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—CentraState Healthcare System is offering colorectal cancer screenings with Thomas Kayal, MD, board-certified colorectal surgeon, on Monday, March 4, 5-7 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. The screening is $10. Space is limited and an appointment is required. The screening will consist of a rectal exam and occult blood check.
Three days prior to the scheduled screening registrants should avoid eating red meat and limit the amount of certain vegetables and fruit, including turnips, horseradish, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, apples, carrots, and cantaloupes. Two days prior to the screening participants must not take more than 250mg of vitamin C per day, and avoid antacids, alcohol and aspirin.
Colorectal cancer is preventable when detected early, yet it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Forty percent of those who should get screened don’t—often because of fear or embarrassment. If you’re 50 years of age or older, or you have a family history of colorectal cancer, sign up for a screening today.
Visit centrastate.com/healthprograms or call (732) 308-0570 for more information or to register for the lecture and to make an appointment for the screening.
CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. CentraState is a member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
CentraState Healthcare System
901 West Main Street | Freehold, New Jersey 07728 | 732-431-2000