Saturday, September 22 , 2018, 3:52 pm | Fair 68º

 
 
 

Free Colon Cancer Screenings Saturday and Sunday

The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara wants individuals over 50 to identify colon cancer early, when it is most treatable

Colon cancer is the third leading cancer killer in Santa Barbara County and more than 60 percent of Americans over the age of 50 have never been screened for colon cancer.

To help address these issues and in support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara wants to raise widespread awareness of this highly preventable disease through information and screening events. By participating in a screening, individuals can identify colon cancer early when it is most treatable, or help prevent it all together.

This weekend, two free screenings will take place at the following times and locations:

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Rooms A & B; enter from Castillo Street.

From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at St. Joseph’s Church, 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria.

A healthcare provider will be available at each location to hand out information about colon cancer screenings as well as FREE take-home FIT kits (fecal immunochemical tests) to those age 50 and older.

The FIT test can be done at home and once completed, individuals must return FIT’s in the provided envelope to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Results will be given within two weeks of mailing in the test. Cancer Center staff will then inform individuals of the test results.

For more information about this event and/or the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara’s Colon Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program, call Lisa Hashbarger, Health Education Coordinator at the Cancer Center, 805.898.2204.

Noozhawk staff writer Laurie Jervis can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >