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For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2013

Southcoast Health System and Bayside YMCA present "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay," a healthy living series

March 21 program will focus on colorectal cancer — prevention, screening and treatment

Tushar Kumar, MD
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BARRINGTON, R.I. — Southcoast™ Health System, in partnership with the Bayside YMCA, presents "Partnering for a Healthy East Bay," a monthly series focused on helping you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.

The free health education programs are designed to help you make healthier decisions and support your well-being.

The March health education program "Colorectal Cancer — prevention, screening and treatment," will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road in Barrington.

Tushar Kumar, MD, radiation oncologist at Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, will discuss what colorectal cancer is and some strategies for prevention. He will share the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and talk with you about current screening recommendations. Dr. Kumar will also discuss different treatment options and answer any questions the audience may have.

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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