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.

Comments (2)
  1. boatnut says:

    I am a firm believer in colon cancer screening, however the cartoon bubble left in my mind by the headline of this article is too funny.

  2. Nancy Aleshire says:

    I presume this is the fecal occult screening test which detects blood in the stool. If the test registers positive a colonoscopy is needed. That is the only procedure that will remove polyps. It happened to me. Colonoscopy prep work may not be pleasant, but it is the most effective means of detection.

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