Free Colorectal Cancer Screening
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

McLaren Thumb Region
1100 S. VanDyke
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Get Directions
Phone:
1-877-411-2762
Contact:
Laura Love: laura.love@mclaren.org
Date
Cost
Free
Description

Colorectal Cancer: Are You At Risk?
If you are 45 or older or have a family history of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends that you be screening for signs of colorectal cancer. Precancerous polyps and early-stage colorectal cancer don't always have symptoms, especially at first. This meand that someone could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. This is why having a screening test is so important.

What are the symptoms?
SYMPTOMS OF POLYPS OR COLORECTAL CANCER MAY INCLUDE:

  • Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement)
  • Stomach pains, aches, or cramps that don't go away
  • Unexplained weight loss

Here's How to Participate:
Call toll-free 1-877-411-2762 anytime or register online at mclaren.org/crcscreening.

A signed consent form is required and the kit must be picked up in person. Unfortunately, kits cannot be mailed or picked up for family or friends. Pick up your kit at the location listed for your screening time.

Follow the directions for completing the simple stool sample test in the privacy of your home. Once finished, mail the kit back in the postage paid envelope. You can expect your results 2-3 weeks after mailing your kit.