UAMS to Offer Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings to Qualifying Fordyce Area Residents

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LITTLE ROCK – Free colorectal cancer screenings are being offered to Fordyce area residents who qualify through the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program sponsored by the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


Michael Payne, M.D., in Fordyce is participating in the program, which provides colorectal cancer screenings at no cost for Fordyce area residents who are age 50 and older or who are younger than 50 and have a family history or symptoms of colorectal cancer. Participants also must meet financial requirements.

For information, call Dr. Payne’s office at (870) 352-3151 or Kelly Duke at (800) 259-8794.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit