Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in Pennsylvania. Despite these grim statistics, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, with early screening there is a 90 percent survival rate.
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, The LifeCenter is giving out free screening kits throughout March. The kits are provided by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and may be picked up Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.5 p.m. at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
The LifeCenter also invites you to attend a free presentation: "Colon Cancer: Early Screening and Awareness Saves Lives" held Friday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. The program is presented by Amy L. Cotner-Klingler, Susquehanna Health Community Education Specialist & covers prevention, awareness, symptoms and types of screening tests available. To register, call 570-321-3000.