Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital doing cancer screenings in the community

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by [email protected] 1 Comment

The Wellness Outreach Professionals with the Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital will be out in the community throughout September to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening, and to provide men’s health education during national prostate cancer awareness month. Take-home colorectal cancer screening kits will be available, and while they do not replace regular check-ups or the recommended colonoscopy screening at age 50 for most people, they can help determine if blood is in the stool. This can be a warning sign of colon cancer or other conditions. The screenings kits and Mobile Health Unit visits are made possible by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte. Dates and times of the Mobile Health Unit visits are: 9-10 a.m., Sept. 11, La Porte County Family YMCA, 901 Michigan Ave., and from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sept. 11, La Porte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway. For more information about programs and events at La Porte Hospital, visit

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