The Nation's Top Doctors Converge to Discuss Cancer and Smoking Cessation

The care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with colon and prostate cancer requires a defined multidisciplinary approach. It requires out of the box treatment and an open mind because no two cases or diagnoses are the exact same.

That's why the River Church,Duke University and the Department of Health and Human Services Cancer Prevention and Control Branch has designed their second ever annual Prostate, Colon Cancer and Smoking Cessation Conference.

The conference will be held on May 21, 2016 from 10AM- 2PM and will spotlight the impact smoking, prostate cancer and colon cancer has on the African American community. The community will have the opportunity to hear from caregivers, ministers and oncologists for free. Attendees will also obtain free health screenings that organizers hope will give attendees a current status update on their health.

"Many African Americans specifically our men often lose their lives prematurely because they don't go to the doctor. In most cases it is because they cannot afford it or they're afraid. As a church and a community we are hoping to remove those barriers and save lives," said a River Church spokesperson.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is still open and attendees are encouraged to register for free online.