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.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lynn C. Anderson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations or Beth Montalvo, Publications & Media Relations Coordinator
PHONE: (248) 442-7986