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Free Colon Cancer Screenings Available for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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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 if treated early. Regular screening should start at age 45 or sooner with if there’s a family history of cancer or other risk factors. Approximately 70 percent of people with colorectal cancer have no family history.

During Colon Cancer Awareness Month, people who are age 45 or older can receive a free immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) Take-Home Colon Screening kit.

Pick-up sites:

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. To schedule a colonoscopy, please contact your doctor.

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