Colon Cancer: What Are The Risks?


Join us Tuesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch and learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and screening tests with presentations by three leading area experts - Danielle Kim Turgeon, M.D., University of Michigan Health System, Jeffrey Barnett, M.D., Huron Gastro, and Michelle Releford, a local resident who cared for her husband before he died of colorectal cancer in 2007. An audience and panel discussion will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Colorectal Awareness Network (CRAN) of Washtenaw County.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 5,150 Michigan residents will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths nationally. Screening tests to detect colorectal cancer are effective, yet studies show that most Michigan citizens are not getting these tests.