Join a team of health professionals later this month for an educational “lunch and learn” to boost awareness about colorectal cancer.
Maria Parham Health will host the freeevent at the Henderson Campus on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to The American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, excluding skin cancers. The cancer society estimates that in 2023, there will be 106,970 new cases of colon cancer, and 46,050 new cases of rectal cancer.
A panel of Maria Parham health care providers will discuss the importance of early detection. The panelists include:
- Ashley Traversa, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, RN, a Duke Cancer Network nurse practitioner specializing in neuro-oncology;
- Colleen Truax, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, a family nurse practitioner specializing in gastrointestinal disorders;
- Crystal Kaplan, MSN, RN, AGACNP is a Duke Cancer Network nurse practitioner specializing in hematology/oncology.
Attendees will learn about colorectal cancer prevention, detection, screening, treatment and more at this informational seminar, and lunch will be provided. Due to space restrictions, registrations will be limited to the first 30 attendees who register.
Register online at https://www.mariaparham.com/ or call 252.436.1605.