Cancer Screening & Family History 101 – What You Need to Know!
Open House at the New York Gastroenterology Associates Scarsdale Office --Wednesday, March 26, 5:00-7:00PM
*Note: Originally Scheduled Program at Gilda’s Club Westchester on January 29th is canceled; New Date TBD
“There are more than 20 million adults in this country who haven’t had any recommended screening for colorectal cancer and who may therefore get cancer and die from a preventable tragedy,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “Screening for colorectal cancer is effective and can save your life.”
According to a recent report, about one in three adults aged 50 to 75 years have not been tested for colorectal cancer. While many people are aware of the fact that they should be screened for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, a vast number of people do not undergo screening for these and other cancers.
On Wednesday, March 26th from 5:00-7:00pm, there will be an Open House at the Mount Sinai Hospital-affiliated, New York Gastroenterology Associates, located at Two Overhill Road in Scarsdale, NY.
There will be food, refreshments and goody bags. NYGA’s Dr. Neville Bamji and Dr. Savreet Sarkaria will be available to answer questions, share important info, etc. They will also discuss some of the many reasons why people do not undergo screening, and they’ll offer guidelines for cancer screening.
*This event will offer a great deal of critical information and facts, and is open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up, please call 914.747.2500.
Wednesday, March 26
5:00 – 7:00PM
New York Gastroenterology Associates
Two Overhill Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
New York Gastroenterology Associates (NYGA) is one of New York’s top gastroenterology practices, affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and with two office locations -- in Westchester County at Two Overhill Road in Scarsdale, NY and in New York City at 311 East 79th Street. The NYGA medical team includes five of the nation’s top physicians, who have together averaged over 10,000 colonoscopies, and are renowned for their ongoing research endeavors and contributions to the medical field -- Dr. Neville Bamji, M.D.; Dr. James Aisenberg, M.D.; Dr. Savreet Sarkaria, M.D; Dr. Kenneth Miller, M.D.; and Dr. Lawrence Cohen, M.D. All are board certified in gastroenterology, have trained at the country’s leading medical institutions, and are leaders in the fields of colonoscopy and endoscopic sedation by continuously developing and evaluating methods to improve the patient’s experience with colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and other GI procedures.
Unlike most gastroenterology groups, NYGA offers an on-site pathology laboratory and an on-site pathologist so that patients receive their results faster (often within 24 hours), allowing for close cross-disciplinary communication between the team of gastroenterologists and the pathologist. For more information, visit www.nyga.md