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UPMC McKeesport Presents: ‘Tackling Colon Cancer’

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WHAT: UPMC McKeesport will offer free colon cancer screening kits and a health education session to learn about the benefits of early detection in preventing and treating this cancer. Experts will discuss methods to reduce risk for colon cancer, recommended screening guidelines and the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

Event includes:

  • “Ask the Expert”
  • Colon cancer screening kits
  • Free health screenings
  • Giveaways

Registration is required. To register, call 412-664-2306, or visit

WHY: Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in America. Colon screenings can detect cancer at an earlier stage when it may be more treatable.

WHO: Khalid M. Shalaby, M.D., surgical oncologist, UPMC McKeesport

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • 9 a.m., breakfast and screenings
  • 10 a.m., presentation

WHERE: UPMC McKeesport, Kelly Conference Center (located on the ground floor of the Kelly Building), 1500 Fifth Ave, McKeesport, Pa., 15132.

Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at or 412-578-9193.