BRIDGTON – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, Bridgton Hospital will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits from March 7 to 18.

The kits are available at the central registration desk. Those taking advantage of the screening will have to follow the test instructions and return samples in an envelope provided. Information regarding follow-up will be enclosed. The service is free.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death among “non-smoking” cancers. However, the dangers posed by the disease are largely preventable through early detection.

More information can be found at www.mainecancerconsortium.org.


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