March is National Colorectal Awareness Month and every Monday through Friday in March, Magruder Hospital will have free take-home colorectal health screening kits available from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. This is being offered to increase awareness and early detection of disease.
The take home kits are a basic screen for blood in the stool, which could be a sign of several colorectal health issues. A colonoscopy, which is an outpatient screening procedure, is more widely accepted as the screening that is most effective for early detection of colorectal polyps and cancer.
For more information on the colorectal health screening kits, please call Rachel Fall, Magruder Director of Community Outreach and Physician Recruitment, at 419-732-4061.