VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District will host a free Wellness & You seminar on colorectal cancer and how to prevent it on Wednesday, March 20, in Visalia.
The seminar will take place from 12-1 p.m. at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, 4945 W. Cypress Ave. Speaker will be Amit Kamboj, M.D., gastroenterology. Registration is not required. Information: 624-2463.
Kaweah Delta’s event coincides with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some facts on colon cancer:
-Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
-It often has no symptoms until it’s in advanced stages.
-It is 80 percent preventable when detected early.
-You can reduce your risk of colon cancer through regular screenings.
-Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history), everyone should get their colon checked.
Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. Kaweah Delta is a 581-bed district and is the only level III trauma center serving Tulare and Kings counties. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally-recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.