A common myth surrounding colonoscopies is that they are expensive. People think they will be expected to pay out of pocket for their screenings, but that is no longer the case. Today, most private health insurance companies cover the cost of screening colonoscopies as preventative care, and Medicare will pay for one screening colonoscopy every 10 years.* A colonoscopy is the only screening that can prevent colon cancer. Yet, people are not getting screened.
If the cost of a colonoscopy has prevented you from scheduling your appointment, you no longer have an excuse. In fact, you may be eligible for a free or reduced rate colonoscopy!
The quiz is simple and straightforward. Plus, it takes less than two minutes. Simply answer a few basic questions about your age, family history and health, and find out right away if you qualify for a free or reduced rate screening. Then, while you’re at it, go ahead and find a screening center near you, and schedule your appointment today.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in the U.S. In fact, about 50,000 people will die from the disease this year. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 135,000 new cases of colon cancer in 2017. Yet if detected early, colon cancer can be prevented. In fact, over half of all colon cancer fatalities in the U.S. could be prevented if every adult over 50 chose to get screened.
If you haven’t had a colonoscopy and are 50 or older, then now is the time to take our free super easy colonoscopy quiz. A colonoscopy can save your life, so find out today if you qualify for a free or reduced rate colonoscopy. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
*Contact your insurance company for specific details regarding your coverage.