Life Line Screening will be offering preventive health screenings on Monday, March 3, 2014.
As part of the screening event, Life Line Screening will offer take-home colorectal cancer tests called FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) in recognition of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. These tests are simple, accurate, and recommended for the early detection of colorectal cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age. More than 90% of cases occur in people aged 50 and older.
Other preventive screenings provided check for stroke risk, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and osteoporosis. Chevy Chase Community Center is pleased to make these important screenings available by hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings.
Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., yet, with preventive strategies, 80% of strokes can be prevented.
Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings.
Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required.