Screening kits help catch colon polyps
More than 2,500 colon cancer screening kits were distributed in the first two years that Upstate Medical University partnered with Kinney Drugs to provide the kits for free during March, Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Of the 103 people whose results indicated they should undergo a colonoscopy, 13 were found to have polyps that were removed. Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to inspect the inside of the intestinal tract and remove any polyps, which can turn cancerous.This article appears in the spring 2016 issue of Cancer Care magazine. Hear a radio interview/podcast about the screening kits with Leslie Kohman, MD, of the Upstate Cancer Center.