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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Colon Cancer


Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on colon cancer on Thursday, March 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).

The program, “Keep Your Rear in the Clear: A Colon Cancer Awareness Event,” begins at 5 p.m. with opening remarks in the H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom on the MCLI's second floor. Participants will learn about colorectal cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

The program will feature Dr. Dmitry Shuster, a Springfield Clinic gastroenterologist, from 5:15-6:15 p.m., who will speak on colorectal cancer prevention, and Dr. Prasad Poola, an SIU Medicine colorectal surgeon, from 6:15-7 p.m., who will speak on colorectal cancer treatment.

A question-and-answer panel discussion will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.