Colon cancer is a preventable disease. Nine out of 10 colon cancer patients may
prevent or be cured with regular checks. Everyone age 50 and older should get
regular colon cancer checks — earlier screening may be recommended based on
family history of the disease. Early colon cancer may have no symptoms, so
screening is vital to catch precancerous polyps or colon cancer in its earliest
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month,
and King’s Daughters team members will provide education regarding the
importance of colorectal cancer screening.
Cancer Awareness Month event schedule:
March 1 at 10 a.m.
Rocky Adkins Community Center, Main Street,
March 7 at 11 a.m.
Morgan County Senior Center, 493
Riverside Drive, West Liberty
March 13 at noon
Belk at Ashland Town Center, 500
Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky.
March 14 at 9:30 a.m
Catlettsburg/Boyd Senior Center, 3015
Louisa, St., Catlettsburg, Ky.
March 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Active Day of Ashland, 6938 U.S. 60,
March 19 at 10 a.m.
Olive Hill Senior Center, 220 Railroad
St., Olive Hill, Ky.
March 20 at 11 a.m.
Licking Valley Community Center, 210
Front St., Vanceburg, Ky.
March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Lawrence County Senior Center, 101 West
Pike St., Louisa, Ky.
March 22 at 10 a.m.
Grayson Senior Center, 200 North Hord
St., Grayson, Ky.
March 23 at 10 a.m.
Betsy Lane Senior Center, 245 Pike-Floyd
County Road, Betsy Lane, Ky.
March 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Flatwoods Senior Center, 2513 Reed St.,
March 27 at 11:15 a.m.
Johnson County Senior Center, 1127 Euclid
Ave., Paintsville, Ky.
March 8 at noon
Scioto County Multi-Purpose Senior
Citizens Center, 117 Market St., Portsmouth, Ohio
March 28, 12:30 p.m.
Oak Hill Senior Center, 115 Glencove Road,
Oak Hill, Ohio
Individuals should speak to their doctor
about colon cancer screenings. Those who need assistance finding a physician
may call 1-888-377-KDMC.
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