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Main Street Goes Blue! Get screened for colon cancer
Join us for a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Celebration in the Muller Plaza, Main Street, Oneonta, NY (Rain location: Walkway to Main Street) on March 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Enjoy us for light refreshments, giveaways, music, health information tables, corn hole from Destination Oneonta, and much more! Eligible individuals will be able to sign up for free take-home colorectal cancer screening FIT kits.
Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. All men and women ages 50 and older should be screened for colon cancer.
Uninsured? High deductible or copay? No problem! Call the Cancer Services Program of the Central Region for information about free colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screening: 1-888-345-0225.
Colon Cancer Risk Factors
If you have any of the following risk factors for colorectal cancer, it’s important that you are screened for the disease:
- Age greater than 50
- Family history of colon cancer or polyps
- African American ethnicity
- Gene mutations that increase chances of colon cancer developing
- Type 2 diabetes
- Having had IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), including Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis
It’s also important to be tested if you’ve noticed blood in your stool, persistent diarrhea or constipation, unexplained weight-loss, or stomach pain that doesn’t stop.
Main Street Goes Blue