Colon Cancer Awareness

Colon Cancer Awareness

The Good News?

If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Wondering if a colonoscopy is covered by your insurance?

Here are some questions to ask your insurance company.

The Basics

People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:

  1. Get screened starting at age 50. (To learn more about getting a colonoscopy click here.)
  2. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  3. Get active and eat healthy.

Schedule your Colonoscopy Today!

  1. If you are approaching your 50th birthday, or past it and haven't had your screening colonoscopy, and have seen your Monroe Clinic primary care provider within the last 12 months, call our scheduler to set up your colonoscopy - 608-324-1958.
  2. If you don't have a primary care provider, click here for a listing of a few of the primary care providers who can see new patients in a timely manner. Then make an appointment. During your appointment, the provider's office can schedule your colonoscopy.
  3. If you have a Monroe Clinic primary care provider, but haven't seen him or her in the last 12 months, make an appointment. During your appointment, your provider's office can schedule your colonoscopy. To make your appointment, you can:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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