Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 16, 2011)---Botsford Hospital Cancer Center has announced a free colorectal cancer screening event scheduled for Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Botsford Cancer Center, 27900 Grand River Ave. in Farmington Hills. Anyone in the metro Detroit area will be able to attend the screening free of charge.
Screening for colorectal cancer can lead to diagnosis of cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. Individuals with early stage colon cancer often experience no symptoms. Therefore screenings are recommended for those over age 50. Other risk factors for colon cancer include:
- A history of bowel disease, especially colorectal polyps or growths on the interior wall of the colon.
- High fat diet and sedentary lifestyle
- Ethnic background or race
- Family history
- Smoking or alcohol use.
Individuals with one or more risk factors should not wait until age 50 to be screened.
Botsford Hospital physicians will be conducting the screenings. Advance registration for the event is required. For more information or to register please call (248) 471-8120.
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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