Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Medical Center announced today the start of their Colorectal Cancer Screening Event. The 2 week event provides an opportunity for area residents over 50 years old to pick up a free colorectal cancer screening kit from a convenient location and return it to Orange Park Medical Center's laboratory.
"The death rate for colorectal cancer has dropped by 51% from 1976 to 2014. This decline in cancer mortality over the past 2 decades is the result of advances in early detection with screening and treatments offered. Screenings not only decreases the mortality, but also decreases the incidence of the cancer," said Dr Hema Vankayla an Oncologist at Orange Park Medical Center.
The kit contains detailed instructions for completing the test at home. Participants must complete an authorization form, a self-addressed envelope, and return the completed test to the Orange Park Medical Center lab for analysis. Orange Park Medical Center will conduct the laboratory testing at no cost to participants and provide the postage to mail results.
"This is a wonderful opportunity offered to our community, and should be best utilized and taken advantage of."
Kits are available for pick up through November 30th at the following locations: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
- Orange Park Medical Center Laboratory 2001 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park, FL 32073
- Park West ER 6477 103rd Street Jacksonville, FL 32210
- Family Practice Associates of Orange Park
4689 Hwy 17, Suite 14 Fleming Island, FL 32003
9680-20 Argyle Forest Blvd, Suite 20 Jacksonville, FL 32222
WHAT: Free Colorectal Screening Event
WHO: Orange Park Medical Center
WHEN: November 15 - 30
*Return Kits to the Orange Park Medical Center Laboratory or Park West ER, Monday-Friday between 10:00am-5:00pm.
CONTACT: Nelly Toledo, via email or phone: (904) 639-8628.