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Free Colon Cancer Screening Kits Available

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March is colon cancer awareness month and an important time to think about preventative screening. The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) has FREE fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits available for people between the ages of 50-74 at the following locations in our 4 county area:

 

Norfolk: CVS, Hy-Vee East Pharmacy, Hy-Vee West Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Pharmacy,

               U-Save Pharmacy, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Norfolk Office,                     Walgreens

Madison: Louderback Drug

Battle Creek: Battle Creek Family Medicine

Tilden: FRPS Tilden Family Medicine, Hofmann Pharmacy

Stanton: Stanton County Extension office   

West Point: Tom’s Rexall Drug, Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Wisner: Wisner Apothecary, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Wisner Office       

Tekamah: Tekamah Drug Store, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Tekamah Office

 

For those that pick up a kit and return the completed kit to the lab between now and 4/30/19, your name will be entered in to a weekly prize drawing from ELVPHD.  

 

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Awareness and screening is key because this is a cancer that is treatable, curable, and in many cases, completely preventable. Over 91% of colorectal cancer cases are found in adults aged 50 and over, which is why yearly screenings are important if you are over 50. There are various screening tests available and people are encouraged to speak to their health care provider about which screening is right for them.

 

For more information about the free screening kits, please contact the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department at (402) 529-2233.


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Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org