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Colon cancer talk, free screenings announced

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; In honor of March as National Colorectal Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Zipkin, gastroenterologist specialist at Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS), is offering a free talk and question and answer session on how to reduce the risk of colon cancer, speaking directly to what you can do and why you should do it. The talk is Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, located at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Also throughout March, THFS is offering free fecal occult blood screens for anyone age 50 or older. The test cards along with full instructions on how to complete the test can be picked up at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance or at Incline Community Hospital Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Test cards should be returned to the Health Clinic for processing. Results will be sent in the mail with follow up information.

For more information please contact the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance at 530-587-3769.

For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit http://www.tfhd.com.

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