Cancer prevention Study 3 preformed by the American Cancer Society is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to join a historic research study – Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors that may prevent and/or cause cancer and to ultimately eliminate this disease as a major health problem for this and future generations. By joining CPS-3, you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time. More time with their families and friends, more memories, more celebrations….and more birthdays.
Stay Tuned: KGH and DHC sites will provide detailed enrollment information when the American Cancer Society has selected our community’s enrollment dates.
Participants repeled down McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek on May 26 2012 to support The Southwest Michigan Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
5th Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fair – March 3, 2012
Colorectal Awareness Month
Kalamazoo County Cancer Control Coalition (KCCC) currently focuses on the prevention of colon, lung and skin cancer. The coalition is comprised of key figures from the West Michigan Cancer Center, Borgess Hospital, Bronson Hospital and area medical practices. KCCC collaborates with KCran to make Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Blue Ribbon Days a success. Brij Dewan, M.D and Jeff Carroll (Administrator) have been committee members since KCCCC formation in 2011.
Kalamazoo Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network was established in 2007. KCran is the sponsor of Kalamazoo’s annual Colon Cancer Awareness Fair every March. Additionally, Kcran organizes Blue Ribbon Days where local gastroenterologist and surgeons donate free colonoscopies to those in financial need. KGH-DHC donated 15 free colonoscopies in 2011 and 35 free colonoscopies in 2012. Our practice administrator, Jeff Carroll has been a committee member since 2011.
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5Cs) is a group of individuals working together to reduce the cancer burden in Calhoun County through community collaboration. The physicians and staff of KGH-DHC are pleased to be serving patients with free colonoscopies and other GI care through 5C programs. Aijaz Turk, M.D and Jeff Carroll (Administrator) have recently joined the committee members and look forward to making a difference. Check out their website for resources and ways you can support the cause.www.calhouncancer.org.
Loaves and Fishes – Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology and the Digestive Health Center is a regular contributor as we feel it is our duty to help those in need. Check out their website for events and ways you can help.