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.
- Get screened!
- Then, talk about your experience and encourage other people you know to be screened too.
After experiencing a colonoscopy for myself, I realized just how quick and painless screening really is. Sure the prep is no fun (just consider it a rite of passage) but the procedure is effective and over before you know it. In fact, a small polyp was removed, successfully preventing what may have become cancer. All treatment should be so easy!
Bob Dunas – Elkton