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Health First to Offer Free Educational Event on Heartburn and Esophageal Cancer

WHAT: Health First Medical Group will hold an event to educate people about the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and esophageal cancer. April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month and this important event will also explore cancer prevention and new treatment options for acid reflux. The event will be hosted by Health First Medical Group Dr. Mark Fusco.

Panelists will include:

Dr. Mark Fusco — General Surgeon, with Health First Medical Group
Dr. Athan Kartsonis — Gastroenterologist, with Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center
Kristine Van Workum — Registered dietician
Milton Arthur — Esophageal cancer patient will offer his testimony and insight on prevention and treatment

With cases of esophageal cancer on the rise, proper screening is more important than ever. In addition, the risk of esophageal cancer is increased in people who have chronic acid reflux. Chronic reflux can lead to a pre-cancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus

WHEN: Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
**Seating is limited. Please call 321-725-4500 ext. 7396 to reserve your space.

WHERE: Health First Medical Group Cancer Care Center (located at 1130 Hickory St. Melbourne, FL 32901)

About Health First:
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plan products, the latest technological advances and quality care through our four hospitals and numerous Outpatient & Wellness Services, including four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy. We offer Brevard's only Trauma and Heart Centers, and the Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County with 246 employed physicians.