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Colon Cancer Awareness Activation

Colon Cancer Awareness Activation
Colon Cancer Awareness Activation
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A Cancer that can be prevented Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign at LAU Medical Center Rizk Hospital It is true that Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most common killer cancer among men and women, yet it is highly preventable by early detection starting at the age of 45. During the month of March, LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital intends to raise awareness on this type of cancer through different activities that would encourage people to take the FIT test. This year, our medical center took part and sponsored the Walkathon, a family-friendly walk initiated by SAID(Spread Awareness Increase (early) Detection) NGO, in collaboration with Rabab Cancer Foundation and under the auspices of Beirut Marathon Association. This 5 KM walk event took place on Sunday March 10, 2019, from Ain el Mreyseh to the Military Club and aimed at honoring colorectal cancer patients in addition to raising awareness on screening and early detection. Another significant activity is the Colon Cancer Awareness Activation that took place on the 19th of March, 2019 at LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital; Free FIT kits were distributed among participants as a preliminary screening test for colon cancer. Also, visitors with a positive FIT results, will be offered an OPD rate for their colonoscopy. Getting regular screening tests for colon cancer is the single best way to protect yourself from the disease. It can catch cancer early, when it's most treatable, and help prevent the disease by finding abnormal growths called polyps that can turn into cancer at a later stage.

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