Talking to your patients

Here are a few talking points you can use when speaking to patients about colorectal cancer screening:

  • Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer, but it doesn’t have to be.
  • Screening can prevent the cancer or catch it early when it’s highly treatable.
  • Most insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of screening with no co-pays or deductibles. Even without insurance, there are low cost, reliable options. Let’s talk about the one that is right for you.
  • Make and keep your appointment to be screened.
  • Then, talk about your experience and encourage other people you know to be screened too.

 

Your Stories

I put off getting screened for colorectal cancer. Finally, at age 55, I gave in to my doctor’s urging. I’m sure glad I did as my doctor found and removed a few polyps, successfully preventing cancer.

Karen King – Pendleton


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