Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital Offering Free Colorectal Screening Kits

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Piedmont Columbus Regional is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits for the fourth consecutive year.

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. One in three adults over 50 still don’t get screened as recommended. In the last three years, Piedmont Columbus Regional has helped over 300 individuals with free screenings.

Below are the locations and dates for screenings:

 

Location Screening Dates Pickup Time
John B. Amos Cancer Center March 1 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ashley Station March 7 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Valley Rescue March 12 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Gallops Senior Center March 14 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Harris County Health Fair March 16 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fairfield Manor March 20 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fox Senior Center March 29 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

For a free kit, please call 706-321-6603 or 706-660-0317.

For more information about colorectal cancer, please visit www.piedmont.org/cancer/colorectal/

Courtesy: Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital

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