Free take-home colorectal screening kits are being offered during March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, by affiliates of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City.
The kits are available in laboratories at:
- Chesterton Health and Emergency Center, 770 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton.
- Coolspring Health Center, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City.
- Woodland Cancer Care Center, 8955 W. 400 N., Michigan City.
Completed kits should be brought in provided envelopes to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health laboratory, 301 W. Homer St., Michigan City, by April 4.
Colon cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer death. Beginning at age 50, men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be screened. Persons with a family history of colon cancer or other risk factors should discuss the appropriate age to begin screenings with a physician.
Early detection is known to save lives.
For more information, call (219) 861-5800.