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Ashland, Ky.— Colon cancer is a preventable disease. Nine out of 10 colon cancer patients may prevent or be cured with regular checks. Everyone age 50 and older should get regular colon cancer checks — earlier screening may be recommended based on family history of the disease. Early colon cancer may have no symptoms, so screening is vital to catch precancerous polyps or colon cancer in its earliest stages.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters team members will provide education regarding the importance of colorectal cancer screening. 

Colon Cancer Awareness Month event schedule: 

In Kentucky 

Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m.

Rocky Adkins Community Center, Main Street, Sandy Hook

Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. 

Morgan County Senior Center, 493 Riverside Drive, West Liberty

Tuesday, March 13 at noon 

Belk at Ashland Town Center, 500 Winchester Ave., Ashland, Ky.

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m 

Catlettsburg/Boyd Senior Center, 3015 Louisa, St., Catlettsburg, Ky.

Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Active Day of Ashland, 6938 U.S. 60, Ashland, Ky. 

Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m. 

Olive Hill Senior Center, 220 Railroad St., Olive Hill, Ky.

Tuesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. 

Licking Valley Community Center, 210 Front St., Vanceburg, Ky.

Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

Lawrence County Senior Center, 101 West Pike St., Louisa, Ky.

Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. 

Grayson Senior Center, 200 North Hord St., Grayson, Ky.

Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. 

Betsy Lane Senior Center, 245 Pike-Floyd County Road, Betsy Lane, Ky.

Monday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. 

Flatwoods Senior Center, 2513 Reed St., Flatwoods, Ky.

Tuesday, March 27 at 11:15 a.m. 

Johnson County Senior Center, 1127 Euclid Ave., Paintsville, Ky.

In Ohio 

Thursday, March 8 at noon 

Scioto County Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center, 117 Market St., Portsmouth, Ohio

Wednesday, March 28, 12:30 p.m. 

Oak Hill Senior Center, 115 Glencove Road, Oak Hill, Ohio

Individuals should speak to their doctor about colon cancer screenings. Those who need assistance finding a physician may call 1-888-377-KDMC.

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