Southampton Hospital Says Dress in Blue Friday for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Southampton Hospital staffers dressed in blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Back row: Sharon Bivins, Endoscopy Technician; Peg Pugsley, LPN; Babak Maharlouei, MD, Anesthesia; Sharon Wicks, RN; Steve Georgopoulos, MD, Gastroenterology; Sue Bonn, RN, CGRN, Endoscopy Clinical Coordinator. Front row: Geri Karch, RN; Eleanor Bratter, RN; and Kathy Goss, RN.

Southampton Hospital is encouraging others to join its staff wearing blue on Friday, March 7, in observation of National Dress in Blue Day, part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

“Though preventable, colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women,” the hospital states. “This is a beatable cancer if detected early during routine screening. People over 50 years and those with a family history of colon cancer should be screened annually via colonoscopy.”

The hospital encourages East End residents to talk to their doctors about their risks for colon cancer and tell a friend as well. To find a physician, call 631-726-8362.

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