A lot of us find certain health subjects embarrassing. Or anxiety-inducing.
If you’re over 50 and the squeamish type, you may be avoiding thinking about — much less actually doing anything about — getting recommended colorectal cancer screenings.
If that’s you — March is your month!
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Adelante is offering a $15 gift card for the first 100 Adelante patients to complete and return a FIT test during March.
Not sure what a FIT test is?
The FIT (fecal immunochemical test) is the easy at-home colorectal cancer test for average risk adults over 50.
With FIT, there is no special prep or time lost at work.
After picking up your test kit from your provider, you collect a small stool sample in the privacy of your own home, seal your kit and return it.
The sample is tested for the presence of blood, which can be a sign of precancerous polyps or colorectal cancer. Because the blood vessels at the surface of larger polyps or cancers are often fragile and easily damaged by passing stool, a FIT test is helpful in identifying potential problems that may require further investigation.
Is FIT right for you?
Health professionals know that the right cancer screening for you is the one you are most likely to actually do.
If you’ve been putting off your colonoscopy, the FIT test may be a great solution.
Particularly during March during our Bottoms Up Campaign.
Complete your test and you’ll get $15 and peace of mind for taking the first step to head off colorectal cancer — the second leading cancer killer in the U.S.
Ready to take the next step?
If you’re an Adelante patient over the age of 50 and your doctor has recently told you it’s time to get screened, you can pick up your kit at your local health center or call us at 1-877-809-5092 and we will mail you a kit.
If you haven’t seen your provider in more than a year, schedule an appointment today and you can pick up your test while you are there.
Not an Adelante patient yet? Call 1-877-809-5092 to schedule an appointment!
Early detection saves lives.
Don’t wait. Ask your provider about the FIT test today.