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Free Screenings Available This March

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Colon and rectal cancer are a leading cause of cancer death for men and women despite being one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Regular screening should start at age 50 or sooner with family history of cancer or other risk factors.

During Colon Cancer Awareness month (March), people who are age 50 or older can receive a free immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) Take-Home Colon Screening kit from the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or from Coborn Cancer Center and Coborn Healing Center, both located at CentraCare Plaza. Kits are limited and you must be present to pick up your kit. The iFOBT screening does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best method to detect colorectal cancer.

For details, click here or call 320-229-5199, ext. 70857. Print and complete the consent form, and drop it off at the CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital, Coborn Cancer Center or Coborn Healing Center to receive a free kit.

Learn more about Free Colon Cancer Screening

In addition, the Coborn Cancer Center is offering a free screening and prevention night, taking place at Coborn Healing Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Learn about cancer prevention from our health care professionals and registered dietitian, tour the giant colon, receive a free skin check, radon test kit and Take-Home Colon Cancer Screening.

Find out more about our Cancer Prevention & Screening Night