Colon cancer is deadly but preventable with screenings

The Exchange: Holland Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - This year, 50,000 people are expected to die of colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, screening could save more than half of those lives.

Heather DeVree is Manager of the Holland Hospital Endoscopy Center. Taryn Clark is a Nurse Navigator there. They joined us to talk about two types of gastrointestinal cancer and how to prevent them.

Dr. David Zink will be giving a free public presentation on Colon Cancer Awareness & Screening, Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Holland Hospital Conference Center.

Dr. Zink will discuss the importance of colorectal cancer screenings beginning at age 50 and RFA, the new radiofrequency ablation procedure to treat Barrett's esophagus.

Reserve your seat for this free presentation by calling 616-394-3344 or going online at www.hollandhospital.org.

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