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​UPMC McKeesport to Host Alive and Well Presentation: ‘How Colorectal Care Can Help You Avoid Cancer’

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Stephanie Stanley

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WHAT: UPMC McKeesport will present a free health education discussion that will explain the importance of screenings, news on the latest advancements and techniques in treating colon and rectal cancer, as well as advice on where to turn for care.
Registration is required. To register, call 412-664-2306 or visit
WHY: Diseases of the colon and rectum can often be prevented or minimized, and when caught
early, can be treatable.
• Steven Gribar, M.D., general surgeon, UPMC McKeesport
• Vikrant Rachakonda, M.D., gastroenterologist, UPMC McKeesport
WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, March 31
• 4 to 5 p.m., screenings and dinner
• 5 to 6 p.m., presentation
WHERE: UPMC McKeesport, 1500 Fifth Ave, McKeesport, Pa., 15132
Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at 412-586-9762 or