OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Opportunitiesâ€™ Cancer Services Program and Oswego Speedway want to help those 50 years of age and older â€˜Race into Good Health.â€™
OCOâ€™s Cancer Services Program of Oswego County and Oswego Speedway have teamed up to offer uninsured men and woman, age 50 and older, free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings.
All men and women that call and get screened from now until Aug. 1 will receive free tickets to the Oswego Speedway for its 60th season anniversary race being held Aug. 7.
â€œWe not only want to raise awareness of the importance of men and woman aged 50 and older getting screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, but also offer these incentives to encourage men and woman not to wait, get screened today!â€ said Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCOâ€™s Cancer Services Program.
Upon request, OCOâ€™s Cancer Services Program is scheduling breast and cervical cancer screenings and distributing, free of charge to all uninsured men and women 50 years of age or older, the InSure Fecal Immunochemical Test kit for colorectal cancer.
â€œThe test is totally private and easy to use. There is no need to stop into our office and no doctor visit. Just give us a call and we will mail the kit, complete with instructions and a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the results. Itâ€™s fast, easy, and done in the privacy of your own home,â€ explained Handville.
The new, highly accurate, InSure FIT test for colorectal cancer detects hidden blood in the stool that could be associated with colorectal cancer.
Completing this screening kit is the first step in early detection of colorectal cancer.
â€œIt is a fact that colorectal cancer is 90% curable when detected early, which makes completing your colorectal cancer screening kit of greater importance since early detection is the best prevention against colon cancer!â€ added Handville.
Free cancer screenings are available by calling OCO at 342-0888 ext. 1454.
â€œWe are pleased that Oswego Speedway has joined with us in the effort to encourage men and woman to do their preventative health screenings. We are looking forward to distributing plenty of colorectal cancer screening kits, scheduling several women for their breast and cervical cancer screenings, and rewarding all of them with tickets to Oswego Speedway, said Handville.â€
For more information, visit www.oco.org