Georgia Cancer Friends host free community seminar

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia Cancer Friends will host a free seminar for men and women call ‘Hiding in Plain Sight: The link between heartburn and cancer.’ The message: early detection can save lives. 

The event features local doctors discussing risk factors, signs, symptoms and state-of-the-art cancer treatments.  

In a news release from the organization, "G.E.R.D., or gastroesophageal reflux disease causes heartburn, which can lead to deadly esophageal cancer, one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the nation. In the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a 350 percent increase in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, which arises from G.E.R.D." 

Members of the group plan to raise awareness through the hour-long seminar followed by a Q&A session with experts.

The event will on December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Color Me Pink, located on 115 Margie Drive in Warner Robins.

For more information, contact Judy Mason at (478) 464-2600. 

December 2, 2014 | Posted in