Skip to comments.Millions Skip Test for Colon Cancer
Posted on 02/16/2010 10:35:56 AM PST by metmom
WASHINGTON Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for the nations second-highest cause of cancer deaths - colorectal cancer - miss them, despite years of public efforts to make colon screening as widespread as tests for breast and prostate cancer. The dreaded colonoscopy may get the most attention but a cheap, at-home stool test works, too - and when California health care provider Kaiser Permanente started mailing those test kits to patients due for a colon check, its screening rates jumped well above the national average.
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But it’s good to know that there are other methods of screening out that that are less invasive.
Here’s my colon:
they can even do this test now via a non invasive virtual screening but the insurance companys won’t cover it due to cost...
The stool test can’t screen the earliest signs of cancer, only an in-colon camera can do that. Besides, the colon video is a lot better entertainment than 99% of what is on tv anyway.
The only reason it is dreaded is the day before the procedure!
Good one, HerrBlucher!
Versed is a marvelous drug.
Well, if you’re not out completely, only lightly sedated, that is arguable.
The last moron gastro I went to doesn’t knock you out for it.
What happened to that Tylenol capsule-sized TV camera one could just swallow?
The last moron gastro I went to doesn’t knock you out for it, I meant to add that he only lightly sedates you. It’s not enough.....
That's because what they don't want to see any of while they're in there, is already ON TV.
You got that right, buddy. I found a piece of Hubba Bubba chewing gum I swallowed back in the 3rd grade.
colon cancer hurts
Our insurance company doesn’t cover regular colonoscopys until you’ve reached your deductible. The test runs between $3000-5000 here. Our deductible is $5000. That could be why a lot of people aren’t having the exam. They can’t afford it.
Heard another one this morning for a particular hospital....Where they repeatedly stated, "Try us first"
The medical profession has most of the elderly all strung out of drugs...It's just pathetic....
Well, for starters, 66,882,230 people would be ineligible for this procedure due to the cranial blockage in their colon.
It is the prep that is the worst. The drugs they put you on during the test itself are heavenly.
March 4th and I won’t be skipping.
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