Holleman speaks at Kiwanis

Published 10:52 am Monday, April 9, 2012

Dr. Jim Holleman, general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, was guest speaker for Tryon Kiwanis on March 14. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness month, and Holleman updated everyone on the importance of a colonoscopy and being aware of symptoms. Colon cancer is the second top killer of men behind lung cancer, Holleman said, but only 40 percent of our population gets screened. Everyone should begin colon cancer screening at age 50, or earlier if exhibiting symptoms of the disease, Holleman said. Shown above are Kathy Woodham, president of Kiwanis, and Dr. Jim Holleman. (photo submitted by Sue Watson)

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