Free community forums on colorectal cancer prevention and screening

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Join us at one of our free forums, where Providence physicians will offer advice on colon cancer prevention and screening options or take a stroll through the 12-foot Strollin’ Colon – an interactive exhibit featuring larger-than-life displays of giant polyps and the different stages of colon cancer.

During the March 17 and March 30 forum dates, enjoy a healthy lunch (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options).

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please call 503-574-6595.

Colon cancer has no initial warning signs, so it can be deadly if it progresses. But it’s also preventable and treatable if caught early, so screening is essential. If you’re 50 or older, or at high risk for colon cancer, ask your doctor about a colonoscopy. It can save your life.

For more information or to find a local doctor who performs colonoscopies, please call 503-574-6595 or visit www.providence.org/coloncancer.