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Chilton Hospital Offers Free Presentation About Colon Cancer on March 7
Dr. Joshua Nochumson
Chilton Hospital Colorectal Surgeon
Joshua Nochumson, MD.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, 100,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. However, survival rates increase greatly if caught early.

To raise awareness and to provide education about the disease, Chilton Hospital is offering “Colon Cancer: Early Detection Can Save Your Life.” This free presentation by Colorectal Surgeon Joshua Nochumson, MD, will be held on March 7, at 10 a.m. in the Collins Pavilion of Chilton Hospital.

“Colon Cancer: Early Detection Can Save Your Life” is a program from Chilton Hospital’s Community Outreach Department, New Vitality Division. For more information or to pre-register, call (973) 831-5367. Click here to register online. Breakfast will be provided at the event by Llanfair House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn the risk factors, symptoms, best prevention methods and many other important facts from Dr. Nochumson. In addition, the community is invited to visit his Web site at to ask him any questions that may be too embarrassing to ask in person.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother/Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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