A number of Central New Yorkers are skipping their colorectal cancer screenings, and it could be leading to unnecessary deaths. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer, but also one of the most easily preventable, which is why the Cancer Service Program of Onondaga County is encouraging people to get screened. Coordinator Jenny Dickinson is letting the uninsured know the program is offering free screenings to prevent the deadly cancer.
One in every three people between the ages of 50 and 75 are not getting the recommended screenings for colorectal cancer. Dickinson says the Cancer Services Program will assist uninsured people find treatment if the screening shows they have the cancer. Those interested in learning more about the opportunity can call 435-3653.