Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in this country; and 95 percent of colon cancer deaths are in people 50 and older, according to the American Cancer Society.
The disease is curable if caught early, but because colon cancer often has no symptoms in its earliest stages, getting tested is recommended for adults 50 and older.
Cold Spring Harbor Library is holding a workshop on Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., where you can learn more about colon cancer's symptoms and the tests and treatments available.
Dr. David Rivadeneira, a colorectal surgeon at North Shore-LIJ Health System, will lead the discussion, with a Q&A session afterward.
The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 631-692-6820.