Cancer sucks. It touches/destroys/changes our lives forever. Everyone knows someone that was affected by cancer in some way. It takes men, women, children and does not discriminate between race, gender or socioeconomic background.
Currently, colon cancer affects 1 in 20 people.
One in 20. That’s your neighbor. Your dry cleaner. The man who checks you in at the gym. A loved one. It could be anyone… and prevention can be the key.
Know the signs
Symptoms like persistent stomachaches and pains, rapid weight loss and bloody bowel movements may be symptoms of colon cancer.
#ColonCancerACC Chat on 3/20
The good news is that colon cancer is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages. Colon cancer can even be prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer.
A colonoscopy could save your life.
Join Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center for a Twitter chat on Thursday, March 20 from Noon to 1 pm ET, #ColonCancerACC as we discuss colon cancer, prevention, and the factors that increase your risk.
The panelists will include:
- 1. Timothy C. Hoops, MD, Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center
- 2. Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, Director Endoscopic Services at Penn Medicine
- 3. Ursina Teitelbaum, MD, Medical Oncologist specializing in GI cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center
- 4. Skandan Shanmugan, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon specialized in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant disease
Save the Date
Mark your calendars, pack your lunch. We’ll be sharing important information that could save your life.
Spread the Word
Helping someone learn the importance of regular colonoscopies can save a life. Share an image, post a message on your Facebook timeline, or share a tweet.