March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a Genesee County-based hospital is offering screening kits for those at increased risk for the disease.
McLaren Cancer Institute
is offering free
colorectal cancer screening kits
throughout the month. The kits are recommended for those with a family history of colorectal cancer, as well as anyone who's 50 and older.
The test is painless and can be self-administered with a minimal stool sample. It takes only a few minutes and can be performed in the privacy of a home. No fasting is required, and any medicine can be taken normally as prescribed.
More than 5,400 people took advantage of
McLaren's free colorectal cancer screening program
last year. You can take a colorectal cancer risk assessment to find out if you are at an increased risk for the disease.