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Creighton Doctor Speaks on Colorectal Cancer

Creighton Doctor Speaks on Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Creighton University gastroenterologist Bennie Upchurch will speak on the subject at two, one-hour-long seminars that are free to the public. The seminars will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 23, at Creighton Universityís V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, Room 104, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, at Creighton University Medical Centerís Morrison Seminar Room. Advance registration is recommended.

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women, and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The good news is that, when caught early, it is highly curable.

The best way to detect the disease, which offers no early-warning signs, is through a colonoscopy, in which a tiny camera examines the colon for irregularities, including polyps. If you are 50 years or older, you should have a colonoscopy.

To register for the seminar, call 402.280.5920. To schedule a patient appointment with Upchurch, call 402.449.4692.