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Cancer screening kit drive-thru
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Cancer screening kits available March 20 at SCI

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Simmons Cancer Institute will provide free colorectal cancer screening kits to area residents at a drive-through event from 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20. Guests can enter Simmons Cancer Institute’s circle drive (315 W. Carpenter) and remain in their vehicle while a kit is brought to them.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women in the United States and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when the groups are combined. Colorectal cancer is expected to cause more than 52,000 deaths during 2023.

Fortunately, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been declining for decades, thanks to polyps found more often through screening, and removal before they can develop into cancer. Screening also results in many colorectal cancers being found earlier, when they are easier to treat.

Help continue this trend. Visit us on March 20 and take home a kit for yourself or a loved one. The kits are free while supplies last. The at-home test should be returned within 10 days of pick-up.

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU cares for the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is siumed.org/cancer

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