FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Karina Rusk 831-759-1843
Free SVMHS Ask the Experts Event
SALINAS, CA, October 4, 2017 – The latest Ask the Experts presentation
by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is an informative
evening focused on a cancer and topic many people like to avoid –
colon cancer. The expert panel includes three physicians specializing
in hematology, oncology, gastroenterology and general surgery. The free
event on Thursday, October 5th focuses on colorectal cancer, prevention,
treatment and surgeries. Prior to the program start, free flu shots and
appetizers are available.
“Colon Cancer is one of the most preventable and least prevented
cancers,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial
Healthcare System. “We have a commitment to the community to change
that trend. We want to empower people with the knowledge and resources
to keep them healthy.”
Board certified physicians Tarun Bajaj, MD, General Surgeon, Michael Mendoza,
MD, Gastroenterologist and Hong Zhao, MD, Hematologist and Oncologist
are the featured speakers. Each physician will address a specific area
of interest when it comes to the deadly disease and simple prevention tools.
“Early detection is key to surviving colon or rectum cancer,”
says Hong Zhao, MD. “Colon cancer develops slowly and usually there
are no symptoms in its early stage, which is why colorectal screenings
are extremely important - they save lives. We want to inform people on
the risks, such as family history, lack of exercise, nutrition and excessive
The Ask the Experts Colon Cancer presentation will take place Thursday,
October 5th. Doors open at 5pm for appetizers, health information fair
and free flu shots. Location is the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic
Imaging, 5 Lower Ragsdale in Monterey. Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
Please call 831-757-1890 or register on line at
svmh.com/asktheexperts. Spanish language interpreter and listening equipment available upon request
during free ticket reservation.