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Does medicare cover colon cancer screening?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Colonoscopy screening is covered by medicare. Find a gastroenterology office or clinic and they can verify this for you.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Dr. Enrique Molina
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?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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