This Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. – noon at the Virginia Hospital Center’s Carlin Springs Campus (601 Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington) interested residents can attend a lecture on Colorectal Cancer Awareness with Wayne M. Johnson, DMSc, PA-C, Colorectal Physician Assistant, Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group, Colorectal Surgery.
Attendees will learn the basics of prevention, colonoscopy procedures, the latest screening guidelines and treatment of colorectal cancer. This meeting is free, but attendees are asked to register beforehand.
Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of death among men and women combined, with an estimated 140,250 new cases in the U.S. each year. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in their lifetimes and 1 in 3 people are not up to date with their screenings, with 60 percent of the deaths caused by the cancer being declared preventable.
Attendees are instructed to enter through the Urgent Care Center entrance, and then take an immediate right into the Wellness Room.
To register, call Senior Health at 703-558-6859, hit reply and register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.