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                                    Living Longer, Living Better After

                                         A Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

        An estimated 150,000 U.S. adults will be diagnosed   laparoscopy, robotic, and transanal endoscopic surgery   in Weston was the first in Florida and second in the nation
      with colorectal cancer this year. Excluding skin cancer, it   through a few small incisions.         to earn accreditation from the ACS National Accreditation
      is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men     “Patients benefit from minimally invasive surgery in   Program for Rectal Cancer.
      and women each year in the United States.         many ways, including less pain and scarring, a shorter     Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Colorectal
        Now for the good news. The five-year survival rate   hospital stay, and quicker recovery,” explains Dr. Wexner,   Surgery is world-renowned for achieving excellent
      for colorectal cancer has more than doubled since 1970,   who led the Cleveland Clinic Florida team that pioneered   outcomes and using innovative state-of-the-art
      climbing to 65 percent, due to medical advances and early   this approach. “Most importantly, we can perform these   treatments for colorectal conditions. Learn more at
      screening. For people with localized colorectal cancer   less invasive procedures while still minimizing the risk or call at (877)
      (stage 1) the survival rate is 91 percent.        for cancer recurrence.”                            463-2010 to schedule a consultation.
        “Colorectal cancer                              Preserving Quality Of Life
      is  both  preventable and                           Advancements in surgical care have made it possible
      highly treatable when                             for many patients to achieve normal bowel habits and
      we catch it early,” says                          bowel continence after colorectal surgery. Fewer patients    Medicare
      Steven  Wexner,  M.D.,                            today require a permanent colostomy, in which stool is
      Ph.D., Director of the                            diverted from the lower part of the digestive tract by
      Ellen Leifer Shulman and                          connecting the end of the colon to an opening in the belly.
      Steven Shulman Digestive                          Thanks to newer surgical techniques developed and/or
      Disease Center at                                 refined at Cleveland Clinic Florida, it is more common   open enrollMent
      Cleveland Clinic Florida                          for patients to need only a temporary ileostomy to let the
      in Weston. “Patients can                          body rest and heal, rather than a permanent colostomy.
      live long, quality lives                            “Preserving and improving the quality of life are
      after a colorectal cancer                         always our top priorities, and the work being done by
      diagnosis  thanks  to                             my colleagues in Florida, Ohio, London and Abu Dhabi             for 2023
      treatment advancements.”                          attest to these priorities,” says Wexner. “For patients with
      Advanced Surgical Care                            colorectal cancer, that  means eliminating  their cancer
        Treatment options for colon and rectal cancers vary   while helping them preserve bowel continence whenever
      depending upon a  person’s health,  age and  cancer   possible.”                                               cHecK For
      stage. While surgery is the most common treatment,     Cleveland Clinic Florida is home to South Florida’s
      chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be needed as   only gastroenterology and gastrointestial surgery program   eXcItInG
      well. The type of surgery performed will depend on the   ranked nationally by  U.S. News World Report’s “Best
      extent of the cancer and where it’s located.      Hospitals” rankings (2022/23). Identified as “high
        Some patients will require the removal of part or all of   performing” in colon cancer surgery by the magazine,
      the colon (colectomy) or rectum (rectal resection). Others   the team offers a full range of advanced treatment options   neW PLanS
      may require the removal of both. These procedures can   for colon and rectal cancers. The Maroone Cancer Center
      be done during open surgery, through one large incision,   at Cleveland Clinic Florida is an ACS Commission on           and
      or using minimally invasive techniques, which include   Cancer  Accredited Program and Cleveland Clinic Florida
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      in your CommuniTy from page 10                    Calendar
                                                          11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 11, and 11 a.m. to
      to qualified disabled veterans living in Florida. Proceeds   8 p.m., Sunday, March 12, Jupiter Irish Fest, Abacoa Town   BeneFItS
      from an additional raffle will benefit Firefighters to the   Center in Jupiter. Featuring authentic Irish food, drink,
      Rescue who help families of firefighters, law enforcement,   culture, entertainment, live music, and costume contests.
      EMS providers, and others during times of need, and   General admission tickets are $5, children 12 and under      YoU are
      Firefighters on a Mission helping firefighters’ families   are free with an adult. For tickets, tastings, pull your own
      with muscular dystrophy. The free trip will be drawn   pint, cottage, and pod seating visit or
      Sunday evening.                                                                     entItLed to
        Ticket prices: $5 general admission, children 12 and
      under free when accompanied by an adult.  Whiskey             Entertainment:
      tasting (flight of three): $25; Pull Your Own Pint: $25;                                                               neW!
      an Irish cottage will include seating and a table for eight,   Slane Castle Stage
      10-by-10 tent, general admission, and cocktail service                                                          maY cHanGe PLanS
      for the day, $500 Saturday and $300 Sunday; and VIP   Saturday, March 11                                 JanUarY 1 tHrU marcH 31, 2023
      stage pods are available for $100 and includes four seats   11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Char Mar Dance
      and table close to the stage, and cocktail service for the   12 to 1:30 p.m.: Tracy Sands                    caLL WItH QUeStIonS
      day. All ticket types, cottages and pods are available on   1:30 to 2 p.m.: D.J.                                   2 to 3:30 p.m.: Gaelic Brew
      About Ireland U.S. Experience                     3:30 p.m.: Children’s costume contest                   Peter Gratzon
        This is a family owned and operated travel business   4 to 4:30 p.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band
      providing customizable trips to Ireland. With over 20   4:30 to 5 p.m.: Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance   toP IndePendent
      years in the travel industry, their mission is to ensure   5 to 5:30 p.m.: Adult costume contest
      their customers have the vacation of a lifetime. To learn   5:30 to 7 p.m.: Killbillies                       medIcare aGent
      more visit           7:30 to 10 p.m.: Rogue Theory and Blessed
                                                        Sunday, March 12                                              561-361-7173
                                                        11 a.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band, National Anthem
                                                        accompanied by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
                                                        Honor Guard                                                c: 561-289-9396
                                                        11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Char Mar Dance
                                                        12 to 1:30 p.m.: Tony Cunningham
                                                        1:30 to 2 p.m.: Moment of silence for Captain Brian,     time for a supplemeNtal plaN?
                                                        Biggie and Chief Scott Reiner and honor our first                    choose aNy
                                                        responders and local sports team
                                                        2 to 2:30 p.m.: The Black Thorne Pipe Band                doctor/hospital/No referrals
                                                        2:30 to 3 p.m.: Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance          aNywhere iN the couNtry
                                                        3 p.m.: Draw to Ireland
                                                        3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Rogue Theory and Blessed          appoiNted with major iNsuraNce carriers
                                                        5:30 p.m.: 50/50 raffle
                                                        6 to 7:30 p.m.: Niamh Agus Daithi                                No obligatioN/
                                                        7:30 to 8 p.m.: D.J.                                                 No fees/
                                                                                                                         No commissioN
                                                                                                               call for iN-home appoiNtmeNt
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