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Passavant Area Hospital and SIU Medicine Partner for Screen Time

Passavant Area Hospital and Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine are partnering to offer Screen Time: Community Cancer Screenings, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, in the Specialty Clinic at Passavant.

Screen Time is free and includes skin, head and neck, and colorectal cancer (home test kits) screenings. Physicians from SIU Medicine will be present to administer the screenings. Brief consent forms are required for each screening.

“Prevention, awareness and education are important parts of the care we offer,” said Aziz Khan, M.D., executive director of SCI and chief of hematology oncology for SIU Medicine. “Diagnosing a pre-cancerous condition or cancer at an early stage is a positive step.”

In addition to the screenings, there will be information on diet and cancer and free home radon test kits. 

To schedule a screening appointment, call 479-5800.

Funding for Screen Time is provided by the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation.

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