A 21-year-old member asked:
Does medicare cover colon cancer screening?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Yes: Medicare covers colonoscopy for patients over age 50 years; typical schedule of coverage is for one colonoscopy every 120 months or every 24 months for high-risk patients.
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Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
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Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes it does, but only for patients 50 years or older, unless you have a family history or other risk factor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Who needs to have a colon cancer screening?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Begin at 50.: Due to the high prevalence of colon cancer in the US, screening is advised for everyone beginning at age 50; if one has a strong family history of colon cancer, screening should begin 10 years earlier. A number of different tests are available for screening: consult with your primary care physician to decide which is best for you.
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