Diseases of the colon and rectum are frightening --- but they can often be prevented or minimized, and when caught early, can be treatable.
That's the message that doctors from UPMC McKeesport hospital hope to deliver at an upcoming, free discussion.
Dr. Steven Gribar, general surgeon, and Dr. Vikrant Rachakonda, gastroenterologist will conduct the discussion on March 31, titled "How Colorectal Care Can Help You Avoid Cancer," as part of UPMC's ongoing "Alive and Well" series.
The event at the hospital, 1500 Fifth Ave., begins at 4 p.m. with screenings and a meal, and then includes a presentation from 5 to 6.
Registration is required. To register, call (412) 664-2306 or visit the website at UPMC.com/Classes.
A spokeswoman said the session will explain the importance of screenings, news on the latest advancements and techniques in treating colon and rectal cancer, as well as advice on where to turn for care.
Originally published March 07, 2017.