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Free Physician Lecture and Colorectal Cancer Screening for Women

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CentraState Healthcare System is offering a free physician lecture with Vasudha Dhar, M.D., on March 27, 6-6:30 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. The lecture is about the detection and treatment of colorectal problems in women.

Also, free colorectal cancer screenings are available immediately following the lecture at 6:30-8 p.m. Space is limited and an appointment is required. The screening will consist of a rectal exam and occult blood check.

Three days prior to the scheduled screening registrants should avoid eating red meat and limit the amount of certain vegetables and fruit, including turnips, horseradish, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, apples, carrots, and cantaloupes. Two days prior to the screening participants must not take more than 250mg of vitamin C per day, and avoid antacids, alcohol and aspirin.

Colorectal cancer is preventable when detected early. Yet, it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Forty percent of those who should get screened don’t—often because of fear or embarrassment. If you’re 50 years of age or older, or you have a family history of colorectal cancer, sign up for a screening today.

Visit centrastate.com/healthprograms or call 732-308-0570 for more information or to register for the lecture and to make an appointment for the screening.

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