VOLUSIA and FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla. During March, the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties which comprise the Florida Hospital East Florida Region and Florida Cancer Specialists will host luncheons on digestive health and colorectal cancer.
Digestive disorders affect a large portion of the population as well as a large area of the human body. This may include disorders such as GERD, heartburn, constipation, and colorectal cancer, the nations second leading cause of cancer deaths.
In the U.S., colorectal cancer accounts for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths. While the likelihood of dying from colorectal cancer has decreased due to screenings, one in three adults ages 50-75 are not up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening. Sadly, one in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. More than 60 percent of deaths from this disease could be avoided with regular screenings. The good news is there are more than 1 million survivors in the United States.
The community is invited to join Florida Hospital for a physician panel, led by gastroenterologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologists. There will also be a registered dietitian, genetic counselor, social worker, and nurse navigator available for questions. Seating is limited and a complimentary lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call Call386-516-4421.
- On March 20 at noon, join Florida Hospital DeLand at 701 W. Plymouth Ave., Classrooms A B and C, DeLand. The event features radiation oncologist Dr. Johnny Bernard, medical oncologist Dr. Ernesto Bustinza-Linares, and gastroenterologist Dr. Jeanellee Soriano Co.
- On March 22 at noon, join Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center at the Cancer Institute, 224 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Large Conference Room, Daytona Beach. The event features gastroenterologist Dr. Adel Daas and radiation oncologist Dr. Margarita Racsa.
- On March 29 at noon, join Florida Hospital Fish Memorial at the DeBary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Dr., DeBary. The event features radiation oncologist Dr. Irfan Ahmed, medical oncologist Dr. Ernesto Bustinza-Linares, and gastroenterologist Dr. Mari Ann Rivera.
- On March 29 at 11:30 a.m., join Florida Hospital Flagler at 60 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Education Center, Palm Coast. The event features radiation oncologist Dr. Luis Carrascosa, gastroenterologist Dr. Issam Nasr, and medical oncologist Dr. Mitchell Weisberg.
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospitals mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.