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Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program at CKHS


Colonoscopy vs. FIT Testing

Diagram of the gastrointestinal Tract

If you've seen commercials on television for at-home tests for colon cancer, you may have been wondering if they are as effective as a colonoscopy in detecting the disease.

You can get the answer to that question and more by attending the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program offered by Crozer Health .

The program, called “Colonoscopy vs. FIT Testing” will feature a physician from CKHS Gastroenterology who will talk about the differences between the two screening methods and what that means for you.

Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) are tests that can detect the presence of human blood in a stool sample. The presence of blood in the stool is an early warning sign for colon cancer.

The program will be offered twice in March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The dates and locations are:

  • Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Room at Crozer Health at Broomall, 30 Lawrence Rd., Broomall, Pa.
  • Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cancer Center at Crozer Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Dr., Glen Mills, Pa.

Light dinner will be served at both dates and locations.

You must register in advance to attend. For additional information or to register, contact Crozer Health Community Outreach at 484-446-3647or 610-284-8158 or email Debra Simon.

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