CDH Hosts Free 'Dinner With the Doc' Ed Program
For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
WINFIELD, Ill., February 12, 2007—Although it’s a topic most people would rather not discuss, colorectal cancer is something men and women over 50 should be educated about. According to the American Cancer Society, it’s third to skin cancer as the most common cancers found in men and women in the United States. On March 14, from 6-8:00 p.m. Central DuPage Hospital is offering a free educational program for adults, “Dinner with the Doc: Colon Cancer – The Straight Answers” to provide information about this sensitive subject. The presentation will be at the hospital located at 25 N. Winfield Rd., Winfield.
“If we can continue to spread the word and encourage all those over 50 to get regular screenings, we can detect polyps and remove them before they are cancerous,” says Dr. Donald Hoscheit, from DuPage Medical Group who is an independent practitioner on the medical staff of Central DuPage Hospital. “Most patients are anxious about the test, but it’s never as bad as the anticipation. The bravery the patient faces today may save their life tomorrow.”
In his presentation, “The Bottom Line – How Healthy is Your Colon?” Dr. Donald Hoscheit will talk about the importance of regular colonoscopy and common findings that may occur when you put your insides to the test.
Dr. Sharif Zubair from Gastroenterology Group Practice Group who is an independent practitioner on the medical staff of Central DuPage Hospital will be speaking on the topic, “Colon Cancer Screening – Time for a Gutsy Move?” He will take the audience through the basic reasons why colon cancer screening is essential to good health.
Dietitian Julie Behluli, MPH, RD, LDN, who is an independent practitioner on staff at Central DuPage Hospital discusses the latest findings and offers healthy eating tips that can help protect the colon in her presentation, “Food for Thought – Can What You Eat Reduce Your Risk?”
This “Dinner with the Doc” event includes a healthy gourmet meal. The event is free, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat by calling 630-933-4CDH.
Central DuPage Hospital
Amy Jo Steinbruecker