Ascension Via Christi Offering Free Colorectal Screening Kits

By Trish Svoboda

For the past six years, Ascension Via Christi’s Cancer Outreach and Risk Assessment program has been offering colorectal screening kits to individuals aged 45 and older, as stated in a release. These kits are provided at no cost while supplies last. If a person’s stool sample tests positive for blood, they receive follow-up care from a nurse navigator. In addition, for those who require a colonoscopy but cannot afford it, funding is available through a grant from the Colon Cancer Coalition. This year, the program will continue its efforts with grant funding from the coalition.

“The screening and follow-up colonoscopy may well have been a life-saver for patients who needed it,” says Schmidt. “Colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons we have against colorectal cancer, which is the second-leading cause of cancer death for men and women combined.”

Regular screening detects polyps early, preventing them from developing into cancer. It also aids in identifying colorectal cancer at its most treatable stage. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate is approximately 90% when colorectal cancer is found before spreading.

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