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.
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Beaumont Health is Michigan's largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2015, the organization had $4.1 billion in net revenue with 177,934 inpatient admissions, 17,151 births and 530,860 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
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