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.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
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.READ MORE: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
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.MORE NEWS: 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea, Police Ask Public To Avoid Area North Of Hawthorne Street
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.