Ephraim McDowell offering free colorectal cancer screening kits

Published 5:15 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Colon cancer is a preventable disease, but it is the third leading cancer killer in the United States.  It doesn’t have to be!  Nine out of 10 colon cancer cases may be prevented or cured with regular screenings.

Ephraim McDowell Health Community Services, with the support of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, is working to raise awareness that regular screenings can detect cancer in its early stages, when it is the most treatable. While a colonoscopy and/or sigmoidoscopy is the most accurate way to diagnose colon cancer, regular screening of the feces (stool) may indicate further need for diagnostic testing.

Ephraim McDowell Health will offer free, take-home colon cancer screening kits for anyone over the age of 45 who has not had a screening in the last 12 months.  The kits may be picked up between March 11 and April 11 at any of the following locations during normal business hours. Supplies are limited.

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  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center information desks (Third Street and South Wing entrances)
  • McDowell Wellness Center
  • Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center
  • Danville Family Physicians
  • Ephraim McDowell Walk-in & Primary Care
  • Ephraim McDowell Family & Internal Medicine
  • Ephraim McDowell Internal Medicine
  • Ephraim McDowell Central Kentucky Surgeons
  • Ephraim McDowell Bariatric Center
  • Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center
  • Ephraim McDowell Behavioral Health
  • Ephraim McDowell Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Ephraim McDowell Specialty Center


  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital information desk
  • Fort Logan Walk-in & Primary Care


  • Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital (Main information desk & ER desk)
  • Harrodsburg Family Medical Center
  • Ephraim McDowell Dedman Primary Care


  • North Garrard Family Medical Center
  • Ephraim McDowell Garrard Clinic


  • Ephraim McDowell Liberty Family Medical Center


  • Ephraim McDowell Springfield Family Medical Center