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Local physicians Dr. Thomas Aguirre, a gastroenterologist, and Dr. Winnie Leung, a breast radiologist, will lead a free bilingual webinar to discuss cancer prevention and guidelines for colon, breast, and other cancer screenings. 

This online event on July 28, from 6-7 pm, will be offered in English and Spanish. Participants will receive free by mail a stool-based colon cancer test kit and a bilingual healthy cookbook. 

In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers, with one in eight women at risk of developing breast cancer. 

Attend the webinar to learn about cancer prevention and early detection. When discovered in the earliest stages, many cancers can be treated effectively.

The event is co-hosted by the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center and Cottage Health.

Register at For questions, call 805-563-5802.

About Cottage Health

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. Cottage Health also offers Cottage Urgent Care Centers throughout the tri-counties, as well as 24-hour access to providers via Cottage Virtual Care, an online service for common conditions.