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SMC To Hold Colon Cancer Month Kickoff Event
Story Updated: Feb 27, 2013
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
All month long, Samaritan Medical Center, Jefferson Community College and Kinney Drugs are partnering to give out free screening kits.
A kickoff event will be 11 a.m. to 2 op.m. March 1 at Samaritan's cafeteria.
Dr. Dan DeBlasio of Samaritan's Walker Cancer Treatment Center says colo-rectal cancer is more prevalent after the age of 50.
He add the disease is "very common and very curable" and can be caught early with routine colonoscopies.