Loretto Hospital offering free colon cancer screenings this month

The West Side hospital is offering free gastrointestinal (GI) screenings for uninsured or underinsured residents of Austin and surrounding communities in March. It’s especially important that African Americans get screened, because they are 20 percent more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40 percent more likely to die from it than most other groups. oretto will also host a Facebook Live event on colorectal health Monday, March 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.