Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the U.S. and the second leading cause in men. It is important to have regular colonoscopies after age 50 to detect polyps and remove them before they turn into cancer.

Colorectal Cancer is preventable and highly curable when it is found early. Southern Seven Health Department has a new colorectal screening option available.  To find out if the non-invasive FIT screening is right for you or for more information, call us at 618-634-2297  Kits are available at all Southern Seven Health Department locations.

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. The test is used to detect blood in stool that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This detection is important because it can be a sign of precancerous polyps or colorectal cancer. Blood vessels at the surface of larger polyps or cancers are often fragile and easily damaged by passing stool. The damaged blood vessels usually release a small amount of blood into the stool, but only rarely is there enough bleeding to be visible in the stool, which is why these tests are so important.

Request Your FREE Colon Cancer Test Kit

Please complete the form below to receive your Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) and a representative from Southern 7 Health Department will contact you soon. This FREE test is available with no prescription and requires no prep to complete. For more information contact S7HD at 618-634-2297, ex. 9161.