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I Will Be Your Friend for Life - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


I will be your friend for life
I will be your friend for life

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This month, ProMedica Cancer Institute encourages you to call your Friend for Life and tell them about the importance of the early detection of colorectal cancer. Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in the United States. The risk of a person having colorectal cancer in their lifetime is about 1 in 19.

In most cases, colorectal cancers develop slowly over many years. Most of these cancers begin as a polyp—a growth of tissue that starts in the lining and grows into the center of the colon or rectum. Removing a polyp early may keep it from becoming cancer.

ProMedica Cancer Institute offers comprehensive cancer care to patients across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, including prevention and education programs. For more information about ProMedica Cancer Institute, call 877-291-1441.

This Friday, March 4 
Join ProMedica Cancer Institute in support of Komen at Pink in the Rink. 
With the Toledo Walleye 


Pink in the Rink FlyerTickets benefit the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Discounted tickets are $13. A limited number are available.  
For tickets, call 419-725-WALL or visit ToledoWalleye.com/pink. Enter promo code "PINK" (in all caps).

Free Breast Cancer Survivor Series

You're invited to attend a free four-week series of powerful presentations focused on breast cancer survivorship. Learn more below about each of the programs, offered March 30, April 6, April 13, and April 20 from 7 - 8:30 p.m., in the Education Center Auditorium of The Toledo Hospital.

For more information, click here. 

You can also count on WTOL 11 News for continuing coverage of cancer issues and medical breakthroughs.

I will be your Friend for Life.

Barbara Steele
Regional President  

ProMedica Health System

Chrys Peterson

WTOL 11 News





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