Learn About Colon Health at March 16 FHN Program

Freeport, Illinois – Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women combined.

Learn more about colorectal health and what you can do to help prevent colorectal cancer at a free presentation by FHN Gastroenterologist Ravi Vyas, MD, FACG, FACP. The program will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport.

Dr. Vyas will also review the colonoscopy process, a straightforward screening that helps to identify potential issues before they become serious problems, and answer questions about other digestive topics such as the effectiveness of probiotics.

Refreshments will be served, and information will be available about FHN’s March colonoscopy promotion – schedule a colonoscopy this month and receive two free meals at the Fresh Inspirations Café at FHN Memorial Hospital and a chance to win one of four sets of $250 gift certificates to local restaurants.

Registration is requested for this free program; register online at www.fhn.org/colon or call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901 to register.

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. Our 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, 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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