Health System Offering Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings During March

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 14, 2011 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer affects more than 57,000 men and women in the United States each year and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. The good news is that it is one of the most detectable cancers and it responds well to early treatment. That’s why all during the month of March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, strategic affiliates of Southeast Georgia Health System are offering free colorectal cancer screenings.

The American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone should begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 50, earlier if they have a family or personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps or if they have Crohn’s disease of inflammatory bowel disease.

The screenings are available at the following locations:

Glynco Immediate Care Center
15 Gable Court, Brunswick
912-466-5400

Glynn Immediate Care Center
3400 Parkwood Drive, Suite A, Brunswick
912-466-5800

St. Simons Immediate Care Center
5000 Wellness Way, St. Simons Island
912-466-5900

Brantley Family Medicine Center
21300 Hwy. 82, Suite C, Waynesville
912-778-3556

Camden Family Medicine Center
501 N. Kings Bay Road, Kingsland
912-882-1909

Glynn Family Medicine Center
3222 Shrine Road, Suite A, Brunswick
912-264-6303

McIntosh Family Medicine Center
1022 Miller Lane SW, Darien
912-466-5850

Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Internal Medicine
52 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland, and 2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 170, St. Marys
912-882-6767.

To learn more about colorectal cancer and if you should be screened, visit sghs.com/colorectal.