Whoa, You Can See The Inside of a Giant Colon at FHN’s GI Lab

Freeport, Illinois — Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, but with screening, it is highly preventable. In observation of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, learn more about preventing, screening – and beating! – colon cancer at a special FHN open house March 28.

Join providers and staff of the FHN Gastrointestinal (GI) Lab at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 to learn about our capabilities and how we can help find colorectal cancer while it’s still highly treatable.

Tours of FHN’s high-tech GI lab will be available, as well as demonstrations about why there’s no need to dread a colonoscopy. Visitors will also be able to walk through a giant colon to see what the inside of this important internal organ looks like, including how polyps and other potential problems appear. Attendees will receive handouts including tips on how to prevent cancer, delicious recipes to incorporate fiber into your family’s diet, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required; simply enter FHN Memorial Hospital through the east (atrium) entrance and follow the signs to the GI Lab.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.


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