In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is offering free one-on-one phone calls with cancer specialists on Wed., March 30 by appointment only from 1-4 p.m.
Participants will talk to one of Griffin’s cancer experts and gain a better understanding of their personal colorectal cancer risk. The discussion will include trusted information about their personal risk factors, lifestyle changes to help lower their risk, the benefits of early detection, and a personalized timeline for colorectal cancer screenings.
Participants will also be able to make an appointment for a colorectal cancer test during the phone call if needed.
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women in the U.S., and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 23 (4.3%) for men and 1 in 25 (4.0%) for women. Colorectal cancer is estimated to cause about 52,580 deaths this year.
Fortunately, there are screening options, including colonoscopy, that can prevent and detect colorectal cancers at an early and treatable stage.
Appointment spaces are limited. Call 203-732-1280 to make a reservation to speak with a Griffin Health cancer expert or for more information.