DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 9, 2016 On Dec. 7, the community joined Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for a seminar about colorectal cancer featuring gastroenterologist Dr. Adel Daas.
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. In 2016 alone, it is expected to cause nearly 50,000 deaths.
Over lunch, Daas explained to attendees that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
Regular colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons against colorectal cancer, he said. It can take as many as 10 to 15 years for a polyp to develop into colorectal cancer. Regular screening can prevent many cases of colorectal cancer altogether by finding and removing certain types of polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.