Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Free Colorectal Cancer Education and Screening Program


(March 8, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will offer a free colorectal cancer education and screening program on Wednesday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The event is free, but seating is limited; pre-registration is required by calling 724-258-1333. A free take-home test will be given to all participants.

A panel of health care professionals, including Dr. Andrew Zahalsky, director of Medical Oncology at MVH, will provide information on treatments for colorectal cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends men and women at age 50 should begin testing for colorectal cancer. Early detection leads to easier treatment and improved survival. Treatment options are available, even for patients with more advanced disease and for older patients.

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