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We're All Dressed in Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March 2nd, 2018

The staff at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center wore their best blues on March 2, 2018 in support of Dress in Blue Day—a national tradition to support Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month celebrated throughout March. By wearing blue, St. Catherine of Siena joins millions of Americans across the country to help raise awareness about the disease and honor all those impacted by colorectal cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year approximately 140,000 Americans, both men and women, are diagnosed with colorectal cancer—and more than 50,000 people die from it. However, if Americans begin their annual screenings at age 50, the disease is highly preventable.

At St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, the Colorectal Surgery and Digestive Health Programs are here for your medical and surgical needs. The programs are staffed with board-certified physicians, both male and female, who are experts in the use of endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, and other minimally-invasive techniques to treat colon and rectal disorders. “At St. Catherine of Siena, we believe medicine is about people—so we treat the patient and then the disease,” said St. Catherine’s Medical Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery Tara Martinez, DO.

To learn more about prevention, early detection and screening of colorectal cancer, join Dr. Tara Martinez at a free community lecture on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The free community lecture will be held at The St. Catherine & St. Charles Center for Health & Wellness, located at 500 Commack Road in Commack, from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. A free and healthy breakfast will be served. To register, please call (631) 870-3444.