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Free colorectal cancer screening kits available in March

An IU Health Starke Hospital Release

Free colorectal cancer take-home screening kits are available for the public to pick up at a variety of locations in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties throughout March.

Local Indiana University Health pick up locations include:

  • IU Health La Porte Community Health Center, 400 Teegarden, Ste. B, La Porte
  • IU Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Bejes, 414 Lane St., North Judson
  • IU Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Browne, 402 W. Culver Rd., Knox
  • IU Health La Porte Primary Care, Dr. Hannon, 8988 E. U.S. Hwy. 20, New Carlisle
  • IU Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Holm, 2855 Miller Dr., Ste. 117, Plymouth
  • IU Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Firestone, 156 Flynn Rd., Westville
  • IU Health La Porte Physicians Surgical Care, Dr. Subba Rao, 104 E. Culver Rd., Ste. 102, Knox
  • IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Rd., Knox
  • IU Health Wellness & Rehabilitation at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., La Porte
  • IU Health Wellness & Rehabilitation at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Michigan City

Colorectal cancer can affect anyone. However, Hispanic and African-American adults, ages 50 and older, are at an increased risk. Screenings are highly recommended for individuals who have a history of one or all of the following: colorectal polyps, colorectal cancer, smoking, excess weight or inflammatory bowel disease.

Funding is provided by the La Porte Hospital Foundation and the Starke Health Fund.

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