March 11, 2013
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District will host a free
Wellness & You seminar on colorectal cancer and how to prevent it on
Wednesday, March 20, in Visalia.
The seminar will take place from 12-1 p.m. at Sequoia
Regional Cancer Center, 4945 W. Cypress Ave. Speaker will be Amit Kamboj, M.D.,
gastroenterology. Registration is not required. Information: 624-2463.
Kaweah Delta’s event coincides with National Colorectal
Cancer Awareness Month.
Here are some facts on colon cancer:
-Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with
colon cancer each year.
-It often has no symptoms until it’s in advanced stages.
-It is 80 percent preventable when detected early.
-You can reduce your risk of colon cancer through regular
-Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family
history), everyone should get their colon checked.