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Drive-Thru Colon Cancer Screening Offered In St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) – In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, free screenings for colorectal cancer are being offered — and you don’t even have to get out of your car.

Colon cancer screening kits will be available at the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or at the Coborn Cancer Center at CentraCare Health Plaza.

The kits will be available for the first 350 people, 50 years or older. There is a limit of one kit per person with a signed consent form.

Consent forms are available online here or at either distribution site. Screening kits are only available during the month of March, or while supplies last.

The test kit, valued at $50, does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best method to detect colorectal cancer. Appointments can be scheduled at CentraCare Digestive Center by calling (320) 229-4916.

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