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Free Colon Cancer Screening at Essex County Hospital


An Essex County Hospital will provide free screening for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Officials said, if found and treated early, the five-year survival rate is 90%. The best step you can take to reduce your risk for colon cancer is to get screened.

In most individuals, screening should begin at the age of 50. However, other individuals may need to start earlier, such as those with risk factors—such as ethnic background, family or personal history of colon polyps/cancer, or personal history of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join Matthew Askin, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, who will address the topics of colon cancer prevention, early detection and the importance of screening.

A free fecal immunochemical test (FIT) will be distributed to those who meet screening criteria.

This prevention screening event is presented in collaboration with Screen NJ, a cancer screening, education, and awareness program.

Registration will take place from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Conference Room A/B, First Floor located at 200 South Orange Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039.

Please call 973-322-2671.

Please leave your name, phone number and the number of people attending with you.

Confirmation calls will not be provided. For general questions, please call Angela McCabe at 973-322-2668.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please park on the second level of the parking deck.