Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Colon Cancer

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[March 02, 2017]  SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on colon cancer on Thursday, March 9, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller Street.

The program, “Get Your Rear in Gear: Demystifying Colon Cancer to Save Lives,” begins at 5 p.m.

The 90-minute program will feature keynote speaker Shannon Davis, a registered nurse and a colon cancer survivor, who will share her story.
Dr. Ashish Chopra, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with Springfield Clinic, will talk about colonoscopies, bowel preps and who should be screened for colon cancer.

Dr. Jan Rakinic, a colorectal surgeon with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will discuss polyp discovery and removal, follow-up and understanding of final reports and who is a high-risk patient.
Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on the first and third levels of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation's parking garage at Rutledge and Carpenter streets.

To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.

[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health Systems]


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