Millions are missing colon cancer scr...

Millions are missing colon cancer screening

There are 3 comments on the The Detroit News story from Feb 15, 2010, titled Millions are missing colon cancer screening. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for the nation's No.

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Since: Mar 08

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#1 Feb 16, 2010
You can only get tested IF Your doctor says you can / or you push the doctor to have the test - Doctors just do not say ok it's time to have a test cause of age or you never had one!
One in five doctors do it to there patients.

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Mar 31, 2010
Ken-just days after I turned 50, my doc told me that she was scheduling me for the exam unless I had strong objections...the center that did my exam has "open access colonoscopy", the nurse told me that you can call and schedule the exam yourself if you want one. You don't even have to see their doctor until the day of the exam. It's an expensive test, but if you don't have insurance they cut the price 50% and you can make reasonable payments.

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Mar 31, 2010
I had one when I was 49 - That was 10 years ago:
All my medical is done via the VA. But will check and see if I can have one since it's been 10 years:

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