Currently, colon cancer affects 1 in 20 people.
One in 20.
Symptoms like persistent stomachaches and pains, rapid weight loss and bloody bowel movements may be symptoms of colon cancer.
The good news is that colon cancer is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages. Colon cancer van even be prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer.
Join Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center for a Twitter chat on Thursday, March 20 from Noon to 1 pm ET, #ColonCancerACC as we discuss colon cancer, prevention, and the factors that increase your risk.
Our panelists will include:
- 1. Timothy C. Hoops, MD, Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center
- 2. Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, Director Endoscopic Services at Penn Medicine
- 3. Ursina Teitelbaum, MD, Medical Oncologist specializing in GI cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center
- 4. Skandan Shanmugan, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon specialized in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant disease
Save the Date
Mark your calendars, pack your lunch. We’ll be sharing important information that could save your life.
Hosts: @PennMedicine and @PennCancer
Thursday, March 20
Noon to 1 pm ET