‘Ask the Doctor’ series continues at Gonzales Senior Center

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

the killers of older Americans and we have lost friends and clients recently to this horrible yet often avoidable disease.  June 5 at the Gonzales Senior Center at 11 a.m. you can participate in a discussion of colon cancer with St Elizabeth Hospital gastroenterologist Rahil Shah.   Dr. Shah will explain how Colon Cancer starts, how it is treated medically/surgically and especially how it can be avoided.  Everyone over the age of 50 should learn this information to save their life and the lives of their loved ones.  Call for additional information and call ahead to have lunch with your friends at the Senior Center for a donation of $1.10.  Senior Center Phone - (225) 621-5750

Most colorectal cancer occurs due to lifestyle and increasing age with only a minority of cases associated with underlying genetic disorders. It typically starts in the lining of the bowel and if left untreated, can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. Screening is effective at decreasing the chance of dying from colorectal cancer and is recommended starting at the age of 50.