Cancer Centers offer low-cost, take home colorectal cancer screening kits

Feb. 24, 2012

During the month of March – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering low-cost, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits to promote the need for early detection and diagnosis of this very treatable disease. The screening kit is a simple take-home kit that checks for blood in the stool. The screening is recommended for both men and women over the age of 50, those who have a family history of the disease or who may have colorectal polyps, and individuals who have chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Screening kits can be picked up during the entire month of March, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Cancer Center in Sedona, 3700 W. State Route 89A; and the Cancer Center in Flagstaff, 1200 N. Beaver St. The screening kit costs just $15 to cover the laboratory testing; results will be mailed back to each individual participating.

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are located in Sedona and Flagstaff and are devoted to the comprehensive treatment and early diagnosis of cancer through advanced technology and individualized care. For more information on services and treatments offered at the Cancer Centers, visit or call 800 854-7744.