Join FWBMC on March 19
th to Learn How to Prevent this Deadly Disease
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) is an expert in cancer care. The
Cancer Care Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has a team that
includes Physicians, an Oncology Support Team Nurse, Oncology Patient
Navigators, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Oncology MSW,
Case Managers, Registered Dietician, and Pharmacists who work together
to provide the very best care possible from diagnosis through treatment
and survivorship. But as proud as we are of this high quality service,
what we really want to help you do is avoid developing cancer in the first place.
Did you know that Colorectal Cancer, also known as Colon Cancer, is the
third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S. among men and
women and is expected to cause about 49,700 deaths during 2015? However,
routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of
Colon Cancer or find it at an early stage. Because many people are not
getting tested, only about 4 out of 10 are diagnosed at an early stage
when treatment is likely to be successful.
As part of our effort to raise awareness about how critically important
screening and early diagnosis are to your good health, FWBMC is hosting
a special seminar to ensure a better understanding about this potentially
deadly disease. Mark your calendars and make a point to join us for this
free seminar that could save your life or that of someone you love.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon Cancer
Thursday, March 19
th | 12 p.m.
Mauri Lunderman, MD, General Surgeon
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center | 3
rd Floor Classroom A
Join Dr. Lunderman to learn about ways to reduce
your risk for colon cancer and the latest treatments available locally.
Light refreshments will be served.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, FWBMC offers a Cancer Support Group
which provides encouragement and support to patients and caretakers. The
support group meets the 2
nd and 4
th Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. on the 4
th floor of the main hospital in the Oncology Resource Center.