Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Cancer Services Program Host Cancer Informational Session

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she partnered with the Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties to hold a virtual cancer informational session in recognition of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The event was held on Friday, March 12.

“I want to thank the Cancer Services Program for helping put on this event and all the community members who joined us for an informative and productive conversation,” said Buttenschon. “Looking out for one’s health means being proactive and understanding that early detection can save lives. Thanks to critical community partners like the Cancer Services Program, Mohawk Valley families should know that help is always available if you or someone you love is dealing with a cancer diagnosis.”

The information session, which was held over Zoom, addressed colon cancer risk factors, symptoms, screening options and prevention as well as information on breast and cervical cancers and an overview of Cancer Services Program services. Eligible attendees received a free at-home colon cancer screening FIT kit provided by the Cancer Services Program.