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Free screenings at various Archbold network locations

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THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

It's National Kidney and Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Archbold Memorial Hospital is offering screenings throughout the month of March.

On Friday the Singletary Oncology Center in Thomasville will offer walk-in colorectal cancer screenings as well as other free screenings from 3pm until 5pm.

Doctor Brian Gaupp explained who is most at risk of developing colon cancer.

"When it comes to colorectal cancer 90% of the patients are over the age of 50, now that doesn't mean that you can't develop it at an earlier age, there are people that have genetic reasons," said Gaupp.

Click the link to see calendar of screenings: http://www.archbold.org/Calendar/Show/1/Month

Screenings will be held at locations below:

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening—Singletary Oncology Center in Thomasville: Friday, March 21, 3—5pm

Free Kidney Screening—Archbold-Grady Specialty Clinic in Cairo: Monday, March 24th, 9—11am

Free Kidney Screening—Archbold-Brooks Specialty Clinic in Quitman: Tuesday, March 25th, 9—11am

Free Kidney Screening—Archbold-Mitchell Specialty Clinic in Camilla: Thursday, March 27th, 9—11am

Free Kidney Screening—Archbold Nephrology Group in Thomasville: Friday, March 28th,  8:30—11:30am

Free Colorectal Screening Kits—Available all month at the Singletary Oncology Center.

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