Thursday, March 4, 2004
Support Group meeting
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford in the employee lunchroom. Guest speaker will be Dr. Carol McMillan, who practices in Health Kinesiology. She will focus on energy pressure points as related to fibromyalgia and use of alternative health care concepts. The public is invited. Call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.
Colorectal Cancer Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer, which includes cancers of the colon, rectum and anus, is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, after lung cancer. Although the death rate from colorectal cancer has been decreasing for the past 15 years, the American Cancer Society estimates that 57,100 people died as a result of the disease in 2003. One in 18 Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, colorectal cancers are highly treatable if found early. Risk factors associated with colorectal cancer include:
  • Personal history of colorectal cancer, bowel disease or polyps
  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Being older than 50 years of age
  • A diet of mostly high-fat foods
For more information contact City of Hope Cancer Center at 1-800-826-HOPE or visit