Colon and Rectal Surgery Division Community Service

The Division’s community outreach initiatives include screenings for colon cancer as well as our faculty’s participation in the Department’s Surgical Speakers Bureau.

Our surgeons participate in local fundraising activities for the American Cancer Society and for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

During March — National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — the Division’s clinical team provides special lectures and screenings. For more information, please call 631-444-1825.

  • Colorectal cancer can be prevented. Not only that, it is extremely curable if caught early. No matter what your age, know the risk factors, know the symptoms, and know your family history.
  • Starting at age 50, men and women who are at average risk for colorectal cancer should get screened.
  • Men and women who have a higher risk of the disease may need to be tested earlier and should talk to their doctor about when.
  • Colorectal cancer is treatable — know your options.