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UPMC McKeesport Alive and Well Series Presents ‘Gut Check’

Learn How Colorectal Care Can Help You Avoid Cancer

WHAT: Educational presentation that will explore the importance of cancer screening and news on the latest advancements and techniques in treating colon and rectal cancer. Dinner will be served and parking is free.
WHY: As part of the large intestine, the colon and rectum help move toxins and waste out of the body. Keep them in good working order to stay healthy and minimize your risk of colon and rectal cancer.
Many diseases of the colon and rectum — including colorectal cancers — can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits and following cancer screening guidelines. When caught early, cancers of the colon and rectal are very treatable.
• Vikrant Rachakonda, M.D., Gastroenterology
• Kevin Kane, M.D., Medical Oncology
• Susan Rakfal, M.D., Radiation Oncology
WHEN: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5
• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., educational tables and dinner
• 6:30 p.m., program
WHERE: UPMC McKeesport, Kelly Conference Center, Ground Floor, Kelly Building, 1500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132
Registration is required. Call 412-664-2306 to reserve your space.

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