Are you 45 years of age or older? Have you been screened for colon cancer?
If not, it's time to get scheduled to get screened. Cases of colorectal cancer have more than doubled in the last decade among people in the 20 to 49 year-old age group. Researchers are scratching their heads in an effort to pinpoint the reasons for the uptick. It was initially speculated that lifestyle factors that have contributed to higher rates of obesity were to blame. However, a 2019 study found that the greatest incidence of the disease among younger populations was actually in geographic areas with the lowest rates of obesity.
While experts continue to unravel the causes behind the increased incidence among younger adults, you can protect yourself and prevent colorectal cancer by scheduling recommended colon cancer screenings on time. The American Cancer Society now recommends colon cancer screenings beginning at age 45. Certain insurers*, such as Aetna and CareFirst, are covering screening colonoscopies at 100 percent for ages 45 and up based on this new recommendation.
Are you up to date on your colon cancer screenings? If not, now is the time to get screened. Click the button below to find the location nearest you to schedule your screening or call 877.785.9855.
Find a Location Near You to Schedule Your Screening Colonoscopy
*Contact your insurance provider to for details of eligibility for coverage of a screening colonoscopy.