Colorectal cancer: Preventable disease is second leading cause of cancer death

About 50% of people who would benefit from having a colonoscopy don’t undergo the screening procedure, putting them at risk for developing colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

“We are all at risk,” said Peter McWhorter, MD, a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon who recently joined Greenwich Hospital’s medical staff.

As part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. McWhorter will be speaking about “Preventing and Beating Colon and Rectal Cancers” on Wednesday, March 30, from 6-7 p.m., in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center.

Dr. McWhorter offers this advice about identifying, diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer.

Information: greenwichhospital.org.

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