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CCONS-COLUMBUS CHAPTER of the ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY


APRIL 21, 2018 - "A CALL TO ACTION" COLORECTAL CONFERENCE



Join us for "A Call To Action - Colorectal Cancer in the Young - An Alarming Trend" on April 21, 2018 at Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Since 1994, diagnosis of colorectal cancer in adults ages 20-49 have increased by 51%, according to the National Cancer Institute. There is not a consensus as to why the rate is climbing and there is need for more research in this area. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if detected early, but because the standard screening age is 50 and patients often aren’t aware of the symptoms of colorectal cancer, the disease is often overlooked in young people, resulting in lack of treatment and eventual diagnosis at later stages. Too many times we hear stories about colorectal cancer impacting those under the age of 50, which now demands more or our attention and action to save lives. The most recent Colorectal Cancer Alliance survey report shows 73% of young-onset patients presented with advanced-stage disease, and 45% were caring for a child under 10 years old at the time of diagnosis.  

A CALL TO ACTION is designed to highlight and tackle this unmet medical need. The intended audience for this conference is family physicians, internists, oncologists, pediatricians, ob-gyn, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in central Ohio, and surrounding communities. There is no cost to attend the conference. Food will be provided. Plan to join us for the wonderful opportunity to network with a variety of healthcare professionals.

Register by completing the form below. Registration will close on April 6, 2018 or when capacity is reached, whichever occurs sooner. For additional information regarding this conference, please e-mail Sheila Phillips.

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 This conference is being jointly provided by Fairfield Medical Center, The Columbus Chapter of The Oncology Nursing Society (CCONS), and the American Cancer Society. 

RSVP - APRIL 21 COLORECTAL CONFERENCE


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