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 52,550 deaths in 2023. Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening tools and treatable especially when caught early.

"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."

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. to 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. 

• 20 Ohltown Rd 811 Southwestern Run Rd. Austintown, OH 44515 Youngstown, OH 44514
  M-F: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Sat: 8 a.m. to noon Sat 8: a.m. to Noon.

• 945 Boardman-Canfield Rd. Trumbull Regional Medical Center
  Youngstown, OH 44512 1350 E. Market Street, Warren, Ohio 44482
  M-F: 7 a.m. to Noon.

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.

Kits are available now through Friday, March 31.