Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Regular screening beginning at age 50 is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. If you’re 50 or over, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 50 and have a family history of colon cancer or think you may be at high risk for this disease, ask your doctor if you should be screened.
- Among cancers of both men and women, colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Every year, approximately 140,000 people in the U.S. get colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 people die from it.
- Your risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 years and older.
- Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. However, symptoms may include blood in or on the stool, stomach pain that doesn’t go away, or loss of weight without an explanation. If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.s
- Only about two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are up-to-date with their colorectal cancer screening.
There are several screening options. Colonoscopy is the best test for finding and removing precancerous polyps.
So, don’t wait! Call to schedule your colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy today.
Liberty Regional Welcomes Richard Lambeth as New Director of EMS
Liberty Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Lambeth as Director of Emergency Medical Services. He joins the Liberty Regional management team with 36 years of experience in emergency medical services in Chatham County. Lambeth not only brings with him years of supervisory and management experience in his field of expertise, he is also a Paramedic, a PADI Divemaster and Dive Rescue Specialist, a Georgia Certified Fire Fighter and an Extrication Technician.
In his new role as Director of Liberty Regional EMS, Lambeth will be responsible for its day to day operations and managing the team of Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and office personnel. He will be responsible for emergency management planning, implementing policies, evaluating systems and coordinating ambulance services while working closely with all county, regional, state and national agencies.
“We are happy to have Richard as part of our Liberty Regional team.” said Tammy Mims, CEO. “With his vast knowledge and experience in emergency services, we are confident that he will be successful in leading Liberty Regional EMS in the delivery of the highest level of emergency medical services to our patients and community.”
Meeting with Representative Al Williams
A very big THANK YOU to Representative Al Williams for taking time out of his very busy schedule to meet with our CEO, Tammy Mims recently at Liberty Regional. We appreciate his continuing support for our hospital and our organization and now, more than ever, with freestanding EDs posing a serious disadvantage to not only our hospital but all community hospitals. Please take a moment to read a Letter to the Editor of the Coastal Courier from Representative Williams about this issue. Click here to view the press release.