Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. However, it is highly preventable, detectable and treatable. Through proper colorectal screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.

Colon Cancer Awareness Day Fair

In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place in March, The Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the Wyckoff Family YMCA and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), will be hosting its third annual Colon Cancer Awareness Day Fair.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Valley and the Wyckoff Family YMCA will co-host a Colon Cancer Awareness Day Fair at the Wyckoff Family YMCA located at 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, New Jersey.

The fair will include representatives from the Endoscopy Department, Oncology, Nutrition, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Genetic Counseling, who will provide information about the prevention and detection of colon cancer. There will be “Ask the Doctor” tables with physicians available to answer questions. Colon cancer screening kits will be available, as well as educational materials about colonoscopies and screening methods.

For more information, call 201-291-6094.