Free Santa Barbara Colon Cancer Screenings

Colon Cancer Screening & Education

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, up to 80% of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening in those age 50 and older. This month, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic and Cottage Health System will host free informational screening events to help raise awareness about colon cancer prevention and screening for the disease.

Interested parties in Santa Barbara and Goleta over the age of 50 are recommended to be screened for colon cancer. The community is invited to come out to this free event and ask doctors questions about being screened and receive a free kit if needed.

A Simple Truth About Colon Cancer...

Prevention is Priceless

Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 pm at Sansum Clinic

317 W. Pueblo Street, Julie & Jack Nadel Lobby

Join us, Wednesday, March 16 for an informational evening about preventing colon cancer: Demystifying the Screening Colonoscopy. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Learn about demystifying the colon cancer screening process with local gastroenterologist Dr. James Egan. There will also be informative presentations on nutrition and exercise with Sarah Washburn, MS, RDN, CSO and genetics and heredity with Hannah Andrews, MS, Genetic Counselor of the Cancer Center.

Tours of the Sansum Clinic Endoscopy department will be available to all who attend the event. 

Staff will be on hand to schedule colonoscopies and discuss resources, including other colon cancer screening options like the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), which will be available free of charge. Limited no-cost colonoscopies are available to those who quality.

Demystifying the Screening Colonoscopy takes place, Wednesday March 16, 6:00 pm at Sansum Clinic, 317 W. Pueblo Street in the Julie & Jack Nadel Lobby.

Space is limited. Please call to confirm a seat: 1-855-CHS-WELL (1-855-247-9355).


Each year, with support from the Scott D. Smith Memorial Fund and in partnership with Cottage Health System, the Cancer Center hosts Colon Cancer Screening & Educational Events.

To learn more call (805) 898-2204 or 1-855-CHS-WELL (1-855-247-9355).

La simple verdad a cerca del Cáncer de Colon es que... la Prevención no tiene Precio.

Este es un evento educativo gratuito para prevenir el cáncer de colon y comprender sus antecedentes familiares.
Las presentaciones incluyen:
• La desmitificación de la colonoscopía diagnóstica — con James Egan, Doctor Médico
• La relación entre la nutrición y el ejercicio y la prevención del cáncer de colon — con Sarah Washburn, MS, RDN, CSO, Dietista Oncológica
• La genética y la herencia: su predisposición a sufrir el síndrome de Lynch y cáncer de colon — con Hannah Andrews, MS, Consejera Genética
• Aprenda cuáles son las opciones diagnósticas para el cáncer de colon
• Un tour del departamento de endoscopía de la Sansum Clinic donde se realizan las colonoscopias
• Programe su colonoscopía — colonoscopías de cupo limitado, sin costo para aquellos que califican

Miércoles 16 de marzo, 2016
6:00 pm: Presentaciones
6:45 pm: Comienzan los toures

Sansum Clinic
317 W. Pueblo Street

Cupo limitado. Por favor llame para reservar: 1-855-CHS-WELL (1-855-247-9355). Información en español e inglés.

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