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Free Colon Cancer Screenings Available for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Published in Cancer Care, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

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 if there's a family history of cancer or other risk factors.

During Colon Cancer Awareness month, 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 call 320-229-5100 to schedule a kit pickup from Coborn Healing Center, 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. If you need to schedule a colonoscopy, please contact your primary care provider.

Print and complete the consent form, and drop it off at the CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or Coborn Healing Center to receive a free kit. For more information, visit the event webpage or call 320-229-5199, ext. 70857.