Providence offers colon cancer prevention events

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Providence Health & Services is partnering with the Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance to offer free educational events about colon cancer prevention and treatment.

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. More than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with the cancer every year, making it the country’s third most common cancer. Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and, if caught early, curable, according to Providence.

The free community events are offered in Portland, Milwaukie and Oregon City. For more information, or to register for an event, call the Providence Resource Line at 503-574-6595 or visit www.providence.org/coloncancer.

Here are the details for the two Portland events:

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Providence Cancer Center, Earle M. Chiles Conference Room, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Souther Auditorium, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road.