In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, King’s Daughters’ Health is providing free take-home, DNA-based colon cancer testing kits through its physician/providers who care for adult patients.

KDH urges men and women older than 50 to discuss appropriate screening options for the prevention and early detection of colon cancer. Individuals who have a family history of colon cancer may need to begin screenings earlier.

DNA-based testing kits are designed for men and women at average risk of colon cancer. Patients should talk to their provider about whether a DNA-based kit is appropriate for them.

The DNA-based testing kits are available during March and must be returned by April 1 for processing. After using the kit at home, it must be returned to the provider’s office and if a follow-up is needed, the provider’s office will contact the patient.

For more information, call KDH at 812-801-0880 or go to www.kdhmadison.org