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Monday, March 8, 2010

Surgeon discusses ways to diagnose, treat colorectal cancer at free seminar

INDIANAPOLIS – What are the risk factors and ways to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer? The public can find those and other answers at “March Gladness…Happy to be Cancer Free” Tuesday, March 23, at North United Methodist Church,

Dipen Maun, M.D., a colorectal cancer surgeon/specialist with Kendrick Regional Center for Colon and Rectal Care at St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville, will discuss symptoms, risk factors, screening tests, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Maun last year became the first surgeon in Indiana to use the da Vinci™ Surgical System to remove cancerous tissue from a patient’s lower rectum. Traditionally, such operations have been invasive.

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. Ample time will be provided for participants’ questions and discussion.

This free program, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Central Indiana Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network with support from the Indiana Cancer Consortium.

North United Methodist Church is at 3808 N. Meridian St.

Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 317-344-7800.

To learn more about the Kendrick Regional Center for Colon and Rectal Care go to
www.kendrickcenter.com/main.html. More information about services provided at the St. Francis Cancer Center is at http://stfrancishospitals.org/cancer