March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Join us, Wednesday, March 25 for an informational evening about preventing colon cancer: Demystifying the Screening ColonoscopyThe event is open to the public and free of charge. Learn about demystifying the colon cancer screening process with local gastroenterologist Dr. Thomas Aguirre. There will also be an informative presentation on how nutrition can help prevent colon cancer with Sarah Washburn, MS, RD, CSO of the Cancer Center.

Tours of the new endoscopy department at Cottage Hospital will be available to all who attend the event. Staff will be on hand to schedule colonoscopies and discuss resources, including other colon cancer screening options like the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), which will be available free of charge. Limited no-cost colonoscopies are available to those who quality.

Demystifying the Screening Colonoscopy takes place, Wednesday March 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Endoscopy Department, Bath Street Entrance.

For more information call toll free: 1-855-CHS-WELL (1-855-247-9355)