Good Samaritan Hosts Free Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 14, 2018

KEARNEY—CHI Health Good Samaritan and several regional health care facilities, in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, have joined forces to provide the community with free colorectal cancer screening test kits March 19-30. Men and women ages 50 or older and those with increased risk are encouraged to call 1-800-658-5169 or (308) 865-7884 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to request a free test kit. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in both men and women — and the third leading cause of cancer deaths—in the United States. But when it is found early, it is very treatable.

Participants will be mailed a home fecal occult blood test, with directions, that requires three consecutive stool samples. Good Samaritan will then analyze completed tests for microscopic signs of blood and inform participants and their primary care physicians of the results.

For further information, contact Good Samaritan or one of these participating facilities:

Ainsworth Family Practice, Ainsworth, NE; Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth, NE; Boone County Health Center, Albion, NE; Harlan County Health System, Alma, NE; Heartland Family Medicine, Alma, NE; West Holt Memorial Hospital, Atkinson, NE; Callaway District Hospital/Callaway and Arnold Medical Clinics, Callaway, NE; Cozad Community Hospital, Cozad, NE; Gothenburg Clinic, Gothenburg, NE; Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege, NE; Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, NE and Heartland Family Medicine, Oxford, NE, Community Hospital, McCook, NE.