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MedStar Health - Colon Cancer Screening Program

Posted at 3:10 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 15:10:36-05

Colon and rectal cancers are the third leading cause of cancer death in the United Stated. However, when found early through screenings, colon cancer is treatable and can be cured.

Colonoscopies are the best screening tool available, but other tests like at-home stool testing kits are also available. Anyone over 50, under 50 with a family history of colorectal cancers, or who is showing signs or symptoms of colon cancer such as stomach pain, bloody stool, or change in bathroom habits should be screened.

MedStar Health offers free screenings to those who qualify at four convenient locations - MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital with transportation offered to and from appointments.

Learn more and see if you qualify here.