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Free Colon Cancer Screening & Educational Workshops

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths, however if caught early, your chance of survival is 90% after 5 years. Regular Screenings can save your life!

The purpose of the screening. To educate you on Colorectal Cancer risk factors and offer you a FREE at home colorectal screening test.

Why Screen for Colorectal Cancer? Although colon cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, it can be cured if detected early. Early treatment dramatically increases a patient’s chance of survival!

Screening takes minutes at home. You will receive a Stool-based fecal Immunochemical test (FIT) kit. This is a simple and effective method for screening. The test can detect signs of colon cancer. Simply follow the directions and mail back your sample in the pre-paid business envelope.

The initial screening is FREE. Thanks to a grant from Iowa Cancer Consortium, UnityPoint Health and Gilda’s Club Quad Cities.

Get Results fast. We will receive your results within 2 weeks after you mail back your sample. We will contact you via phone and/or in writing with your results.

What if your test is positive? This means that the test has detected blood in your stool which could be a sign of precancerous polyps or colorectal cancer. We will recommend further testing.

I am concerned about cost of other hardships. If further testing is recommended, often insurance of Medicaid/Medicare will cover the services. If you don’t have health insurance, there are many programs to assist in paying for services. We can arrange for you to meet with a social worker or a Trinity Patient Financial Counselor. We will also provide you with a range of services available from Gilda’s Club Quad Cities for support.

In-Person Events Available in 2022:

September 15th  2022, 6:00-7:00PM – Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Davenport at 1351 West Central Park Ave, Suite 200 Davenport, IA 52804

October 6th 2022, 12:00-1:00PM – McAvoy University Center; Muscatine Community College at 1403 Park Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761

October 6th 2022, 6:00-7:00PM – McAvoy University Center; Muscatine Community College at 1403 Park Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761

November 3rd 2022, 6:00-7:00PM – Esperanza Center; 335 5th Ave Moline, IL 61265

November 10th 2022, 6:00-7:00PM – Davenport Public Library; 321 N Main St, Davenport, IA 52801

In-Person Events Available in 2023:

February 16th 2023, 12:00-1:00PM – Location TBD

March 30th 2023, 6:00-7:00PM – Azubuike at TMBC Lincoln Resource Center; 318 E. 7th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803

April 13th 2023, 12:00-1:00PM – Location in Muscatine TBD

April 13th 2023 6:00-7:00PM – Location in Muscatine TBD

Thank you to the Iowa Cancer Consortium for making the project possible.

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To Request a FIT Kit, please call 309-779-5796 (leave your name, phone number, date of birth and mailing address).