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Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Event

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. 

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, 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, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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