You can get screened for colorectal cancer at a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office. Call your doctor’s office for help making an appointment. Many insurance plans and Medicare help pay for colorectal cancer screening. Check with your plan to find out which tests are covered for you.
Many insurance plans and Medicare help pay for colorectal cancer screening tests. Check with your plan to find out which tests are covered for you. To find out about Medicare coverage, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
If you’re 50 or older, talk with your doctor about getting screened.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/screenforlife
or call CDC Info at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). For TTY, call 1-888-232-6348.
Call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), or visit its web site at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal.
US Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Colorectal Cancer