Mar 1 at 4:53 PM
FREE colon cancer screening kits available in March Statistics say colon cancer is the third-most common cancer found in both men and women, and it is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. But fortunately colon cancer found in its earliest stages is often highly curable. In recognition of national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, 800 free colon cancer screening kits are being made available to anyone age 50 to 75 who have not had a recent colonoscopy. Health officials recommend all men and women have a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer. Between colonoscopies patients can screen with a fecal blood test. Other tests may also be recommended by your physician. Those with a family history of the disease should consider screening at a younger age. For more information about the FREE colon cancer screening kits contact Linda Hinnenkamp, cancer outreach nurse at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, by calling (785) 452-4848.