Ocean Hosts Free Program On Colorectal Cancer March 11

Contact:Donna Sellmann

Ocean Hosts Free Program On Colorectal Cancer March 11

Ocean Medical Center will host a program titled, "Colorectal Cancer: The Preventable Cancer" on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The program is free and will take place in the Conference Center of the medical center, located at 425 Jack Martin Boulevard in Brick, NJ.

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer for both men and women. Thanks to early detection and advanced treatment options, the death rate for colorectal cancer has gone down for the past 20 years, and there are approximately one million survivors currently in the United States.

Experts from Ocean Medical Center will explore the importance of recognizing symptoms, early screening, genetic considerations, and the latest developments in treatment and surgery. The expert panel includes: Thomas R. Lake III, M.D., colon and rectal surgeon; David Greenberg, M.D., medical oncologist, Matthew Tangorra, D.O. gastroenterologist; and Angela Musial Fay, M.S., CGC, cancer genetic coordinator.

The program is free, but space is limited. Registration is required by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. A light dinner will be offered.

Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a proud affiliate of University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990 or log on to our web site at www.OceanMedicalCenter.com.