FREE Colon Cancer Screen
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection.
A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate!
What is involved with the screen?
The kit you receive allows you to easily collect a stool sample in a plastic container. You return it discreetly in a brown bag to any Sarah Bush Lincoln clinics or the hospital outpatient lab. Tests should be returned to Sarah Bush Lincoln by March 29, 2019.
How will I receive the result?
If your test result is negative, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Gastroenterology Clinic.
If your test result is positive, you will receive a phone call from the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic, and a certified letter alerting you to the results and the actions you should take for further investigation.
Who Should be Screened
• People between 50 to 75 years old
• People with a strong family history of colon cancer
• People who have never had a colonoscopy
• People with the following symptoms:
– Diarrhea / Constipation
– Rectal bleeding
– Black or tarry stools
– Weight loss / Bloating
– Change in bowel habits
Where and when can I get a kit?
Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person.
Fayette County Hospital- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Friday, March 20
11 am to 1 pm
SBL Casey Clinic - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Friday, March 27
11 am to 1 pm
For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155.