Members of the public are being urged to have themselves, and family members tested for Colorectal cancer. Today Dr. Allan De Freitas, the Surgical Director, and Elizabeth Kelly, the Facility Manager, at CentraMed Surgical & Endoscopy Center spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the cancer, which is commonly referred to as bowel cancer.
Similar to breast cancer’s pink ribbon, the nationally-recognized blue star represents the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But it doesn’t have to be this way; through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases.