February 26, 2021

Trumbull Regional Medical Center offering free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits in March

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month- Pick Up Your Free Kit Today!

In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits to the public during the month of March.

In the United States colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women and is expected to cause over 52,000 deaths in 2021.

“It is recommended that regular screening for colorectal cancer begin at age 45 for those at average risk” said Meredythe McNally, MD, board certified Gastroenterologist with Steward Medical Group. “If you have a family history of colorectal cancer you should speak with your physician about when to start screening and what screening methods are right for you” said Dr. McNally.

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits can be picked-up in the Radiation Oncology Department at Trumbull Regional in the Medical Professional Building, weekdays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Radiation oncology office is located at 1353 East Market Street, Suite 101. Kits can also be picked up at any of the below lab locations during the following hours of operation.

Steward Laboratory Service locations:

20 Ohltown Rd.                                                                                                 
Austintown, OH 44515
M-F: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.-Noon

945 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
M-F: 7 a.m.-Noon

2686 Elm Road NE, Building B
Cortland, OH 44410
M-F: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

811 Southwestern Run Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44514
M-F: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center
1350 E. Market Street
Warren, OH 44482
M-F: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.                                                                              

The kit is called a fecal immunochemical test. The screening is performed in the comfort and privacy of your home. Once the screening is completed, simply drop off or mail back the sample in the convenient envelope included with the kit. The lab at Trumbull Regional will perform the analysis and the results will be mailed to the respective individual and their primary care physician, if the physician is provided.

Kits will be available starting Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31.  For more information about the free colorectal screening kits, call 330-841-9155.