Colorectal Cancer Informational and Open House

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Come, learn, and share at the Colorectal Cancer Informational Open House at

Summa Equity Center at New Seasons, March 28, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There will be a special presentation, food demonstrations and education, vendors, and more. The Colorectal Cancer Informational Open House is presented by the Akron chapter of the NAACP in conjunction with Summa Health.

For more information and awareness of colorectal cancer, below are articles from


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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to examine the entire length of the large intestine. Colonoscopy can assist in identifying problems with the colon, such as early signs of cancer, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and bleeding.

Colonoscopy is also used to screen for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer in men and women, excluding skin cancers.

Click here to learn more by watching a video from from Erica L. Laipply, MD of Colon/Rectal Surgery.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Too many people wait until they experience symptoms like belly pain, rectal bleeding or unexplained diarrhea or constipation before scheduling a colorectal screening. By then, the cancer may be more difficult to treat and cure. That’s why it is so important to schedule regular screenings.

The two biggest benefits of undergoing a colorectal cancer screening are simple: prevention and early detection.
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The Facts about Colorectal Cancer

There are two types of colorectal cancer:

Colon cancer (also known as bowel cancer) – cancer cells are present in the colon or bowel, the longest part of the large intestine.
Rectal cancer – cancer cells are present in the rectum, the last few inches of the large intestine before reaching the anus.
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