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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 30, 2018.

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.

SBL Shelbyville Clinic
Friday, March 2
11 am to 1 pm

Effingham Rural King
Friday, March 9
11 am to 1 pm

SBL Arcola Clinic
Friday, March 16
11 am to 1 pm

SBL Martinsville Clinic
Friday, March 23
11 am to 1 pm

For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155.