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Physician Experts Discuss the Latest in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Friday, March 05, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital physician experts in gastroenterology and colorectal surgery cordially invite the public to attend a community health and wellness program on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The topic of the program “Protect your Bottom Line: The Latest in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment” takes place in the Gerard D. Robilotti Conference Center at Danbury Hospital. Park free in the Blue Visitor’s Parking Lot, Hospital Avenue entrance.

Physicians Promote Colon Cancer Awareness and Screening

Featured speakers will be Stuart Bussell, M.D., Danbury Hospital Department of Surgery, Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Program, and Steven Gorelick, M.D., Danbury Hospital Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology. Joseph Fiorito, M.D., Chief of Gastroenterology, will facilitate the evening program.

Program Discussions Focus on Prevention

“Protect Your Bottom Line: The Latest in Colon Cancer Prevention and Treatment” provides a comprehensive overview of the signs, symptoms and latest treatment of colon cancer, and explains how early detection and being proactive about your health can positively impact your colorectal health.

Come ask the Doctor! Join us for a question and answer session with our featured speakers. A prize giveaway drawing, program-focused materials, and light refreshments will be provided.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

Danbury Hospital is recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement program (NSQIP) as one of 25 ACE NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States to achieve exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.

The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital is dedicated to caring for people who are diagnosed with cancer, personalizing their treatment plans based on the recommendations of multidisciplinary case review teams. Our cancer patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and a full spectrum of outpatient and in-hospital oncologic services that include dedicated emotional and practical support.

To register for this free event, please call toll-free 1-866-374-0007. For information about colon cancer awareness and screening, visit