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Expert advice: Free kits make testing for colorectal cancer convenient

Leslie Kohman, MDUpstate Medical University and the American Cancer Society are teaming up with Kinney Drugs to encourage prevention in March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This is the third year that free stool testing kits will be offered in Kinney drugstores to people who meet certain criteria, such as being older than 50 and not having been tested recently for colorectal cancer, said Leslie Kohman, MD, of the Upstate Cancer Center and the cancer society. The aim of these easy-to-use kits is to get at least 80 percent of adults screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.