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Free colorectal screenings

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Free colorectal cancer screenings

Cedar Rapids-Left untreated colorectal cancer is a killer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. The good news is it is also one of the most preventable cancers - if caught early.

Thanks to an Iowa Department of Public Health grant awarded to St. Luke's Health Care Foundation the St. Luke's Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness and Screening Project was created.

Free colon cancer screenings are available to men and women between the ages of 50-64 that are without insurance or are underinsured and meet the established income guidelines.

St. Luke's is one of only three similar projects in the state awarded this grant.

Individuals can learn more about the free screenings by calling 319/558-4867.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Corizzo, St. Luke's Hospital, 319/369-8372.

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