Talk with a Doc – “Colon Cancer – Prevention and Screening” – March 21, 2017

March 2, 2017

Paul Levy, MD, gastroenterologist will be presenting the Talk with a Doc seminar “Colon Cancer: Prevention and Screening” on Thursday March 21th, 2017 at 6pm at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café.  Dr. Levy 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) RSVP is required.  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

Dr. Levy received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency at New York University Medical Center – Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. In addition, Dr. Levy completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Boston University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Levy is expert at treating a broad range of conditions that affect the digestive system and liver.  Specialties include colon cancer screenings, diagnosing liver disease, and Crohn’s disease.

Watch for additional Talk with a Doc seminars this year on topics including hip and knee replacements, women and children’s health, better sleep, breast cancer, and more.  Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Tuesday 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!