Englewood Community Hospital celebrates Dress in Blue Day to help raise awareness of colorectal cancer on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. If you're aged 50 to 75, be sure to get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.

Englewood Community Hospital will be hosting a Lunch & Learn for the community to learn more about colorectal cancer with Dr. Michael Lilly, General Surgeon on Monday, March 20 with registration and lunch served at 12:00 pm noon and presentation at 12:30 pm. The program will be held in the Suncoast Auditorium behind the hospital (779 Medical Drive, Englewood).

Seating is limited and lunch will be served. To make your reservation, please call the hospital's Consult A Nurse(R) class registration, healthcare information and physician referral service at (941) 473-3919 or register online. For information on other community lectures and programs available, please visit the hospital's homepage.