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Hunterdon Healthcare Offers Free Virtual Programs for June 2021 National Men’s Health Month to Encourage Men to Take Control of Their Health

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May 13, 2021

To kick off National Men’s Health Month – June 2021, an annual awareness period dedicated to education on the health and wellness of men and boys, Hunterdon Healthcare is offering two free virtual programs called, “Experts Address Men’s Health.” The programs will include education on prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate and colorectal cancers.

• June 3rd presented in Spanish from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm featuring Gilbert Cardoso, DO, gastroenterologist with Hunterdon Gastroenterology, and Dario Lecusay, MD, specializing in family medicine and prostate health with Hunterdon Family Medicine at Delaware Valley.

• June 17th presented in English from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm featuring Brian Sperling, DO, specializing in urology and men’s health, and Howard Garson, MD, specializing in gastroenterology, digestive health, and cancer prevention.

“Recognizing June as Men’s Health Month brings attention to the importance of preventative care. These programs provide an opportunity to learn more about health issues impacting men and to get answers from experts in the field,” states Janet Acosta of the NJ Cancer Education & Early Detection Program.

Raising awareness of the need for men to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their well-being. Men can do their part to help reduce the gap in life spans between men and women by knowing their preventable risk, creating healthy habits, scheduling routine tests for early detection of diseases and sharing family history information with their providers.

According to the American Cancer Society cancers that most often affect men are prostate, colorectal, lung, and skin cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what to do to help prevent them or find them early may help save lives. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men (except for skin cancer); and colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US. “Awareness and early intervention are both key in preventing chronic diseases, including many types of cancer impacting men,” said Bonnie Petrauskas of the Hunterdon-Mercer Chronic Disease Coalition.

June is the perfect time for men to take control of their health and start getting screened for medical conditions that can be prevented and/or caught early. By breaking through the reluctance to see a health provider, men can live healthier.

To register for the June 3rd program in Spanish, please call 908-237-5409 or register online by clicking here. (Use este enlace para registrarse. Para más información llame al 908-237-5409).

To register for the June 17th program in English, please call 908-237-2328 or register online by clicking here.

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