Did you know the number of colon cancer cases has declined 30 percent over the past 10 years, largely because of increased screening?

A national coalition has a major goal of ensuring "80 percent of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018," according to its website. Now that we're more than half-way through 2018, the group wants to keep pushing its message farther.

This initiative will be included in the topics at a free educational breakfast on Cancer Prevention and Early Detection. A continuation of Shore Physicians Group's “Be Well Connected” health education series, the breakfast will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 6, at Greate Bay Country Club. It's particularly timely, as September is Prostate Cancer Awareness and Prevention month.

Participants will be able to talk with urologist, Dr. Meredith Perry, who will discuss prostate cancer prevention and early detection.

Other experts will discuss the latest technologies for early detection and how diet and nutrition can help prevent cancer. To RSVP, call 609-653-3435. For more information visit shorephysiciansgroup.com.

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Mark Your Calendar

What: Cancer Prevention and Early Detection free educational breakfast
When: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 6
Where: Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244
RSVP: 609-653-3435