Colon cancer awareness dinner with Dr. Thomas Ruffolo

Published 7:55 pm Friday, March 2, 2018

From Vidant Beaufort Hospital


Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Symptoms of colon cancer can be vague and disguised as simple gastrointestinal discomfort yet colon cancer is preventable. We know that early detection saves lives. Don’t let the fear keep you from scheduling your screening.

Join Dr. Thomas Ruffolo with Vidant Gastroenterology Washington for “Dinner with a Doc” to learn the difference between prevention and early detection of colon cancer. He will also share information about signs and symptoms and explain how early screenings are saving lives. This event is being hosted on March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Tavern at Jack’s Neck in Belhaven or March 27 at the Washington Civic Center.

To register for these free events, call toll free 855-MyVidant or visit to sign up today.

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,447-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in more than 80 practice sites in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit