Dinner with a Doc – “Colon Cancer – Prevention and Screening” by Filiberto Colón, MD (Gastroenterology)

March 2, 2016

Dinner with a Doc – “Colon Cancer – Prevention and Screening”
by Filiberto
Colón, MD (Gastroenterology)

Filiberto Colón, MD, gastroenterologist will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening” on Thursday March 17th, 2016 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café.  Dr. Colón will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner seminar, call 800.424.DOCS (3627).  No children in attendance please.

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. While more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancers are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, the overall incidence and death rates associated with this disease have been on the decline for more than a decade. Effective screening in the form of colonoscopies is the primary driver of these declines, which is why it is recommended that all men and women begin routine testing at the age of 50. For more information, visit MyHaywoodRegional.com/coloncancer.

Dr. Filiberto Colón has been practicing with Mountain Medical Associates since 2002. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX, and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX. He completed his fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He is board certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Watch for additional "Dinner with the Doc" seminars this year on topics including Pediatrics, Family Wellness, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Spine Issues, Joint Replacement, Senior Heath and Elder Care, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer.  Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month approximately 10 times a year. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the seminar starts shortly after. Our programs feature a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you!