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Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Presents Free Program on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Elkhorn, Wis. -- Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States. According to the latest figures from the American Cancer Society almost 149,000 were diagnosed in 2008 and of that number, almost 50,000 died of the disease.

The good news is that through early detection and prevention, the American Cancer Society reports that significant progress has been made in recent years in reducing cancer incidence and death rates in most U.S. population groups.

Make plans today to join Philip Chung, M.D., board certified gastroenterologist, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, during a free program on Tuesday, May 19, scheduled from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, W3985 County Road NN, Elkhorn. Register by calling 1-800-499-5736 or go to www.Aurora.org/ColorectalScreening.

During its early stages, colorectal cancer is difficult to detect because there are often no symptoms. This cancer is most curable when found before symptoms appear, which emphasizes the importance of screening tests.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson
262-767-6267
andy.johnson@aurora.org

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