Community Crossroads

This week on Community Crossroads we’ll hear from Dr. Dharmendra Verma and his Physician Assistant about the importance of screening for Colon Cancer. March is colon cancer awareness month. You’ll learn about early detection and prevention of colon cancer.

Dr. Verma is a Board certified Gastroenterologist, expertise in prevention, early detection and management of colon cancer. He finished his residency in medicine and subspecialty training in Gastroenterology at MD Anderson Cancer Center along with the University of Texas. Katie McVey received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Verma said, colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum parts of the large intestine. The American Cancer Society notes colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both women and men. The most important thing to remember about colorectal cancer is it is preventable, treatable and beatable. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined.

To learn more about Colon Cancer Screening find Victoria Gastro on Facebook or to go www.victoriagastro.com or call 361-485-2695.

Victoria County United Way is in its 72nd year of service to the Crossroads and focuses on improving the quality of life for all residents. The Come Your Way Gala is April 6th. For more information go to www.unitedwayvictoria.org. It’s at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Country Club at 14 Spring Creek Rd.

The Victoria Independent Film Festival is April 5th – 8th. The event brings movie producers from around the world to screen their work. Film Festival Director Anthony Pedone will explain more about the opportunity for those interested in acting and movie producing. Go to www.vtxiff.com for more details.

And Community Crossroads was happy to welcome two students Paige and Peyton with the Vysehrad I.S.D. near Shiner. The students met with the Sunrise team and learned more about broadcast journalism.

If you have an idea for Community Crossroads email James at jmunoz@morganmurphymedia.com.