Anesthesia, Colonoscopy and Co-Pays

There’s a new update on colonoscopy coverage! Guidance from Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that issuers cannot impose cost-sharing for anesthesia services performed in connection with preventive colonoscopies. We’ll break it down a little bit… The Background Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been confusion about preventive colorectal cancer screening and costs.…  Read More

What’s a FIT test?

Our end-of-year campaign with spokesman Andre Miller is raising funds to give away FIT tests next year. If you’re curious about this screening option, read more! What is FIT? A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or sometimes called an iFOBT is used for colorectal cancer screening to detect hidden blood in the stool. The FIT is done…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Jeanette J. from Idaho

Meet Jeanette Jeanette Johnson, survivor Boise, Idaho Jeanette’s Story I have Addison’s Disease and became very ill. After going to my doctor, I was officially diagnosed as having an  Addison’s crises; something I would never recover from. I had abdominal discomfort and diarrhea for a year. Like many, I was told it was irritable bowel syndrome…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Karen R. from California

Meet Karen Karen Ross, survivor Pine Mountain Club, CA Karen’s Story I went in for a baseline colonoscopy five years late,  the procedure couldn’t be completed due to baseball-sized malignant mass.  The mass was removed and a colon resection was done 10 days later; this was a full-open abdominal surgery. The mass was encapsulated so there was no…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Joy Henderson

How do YOU define One Million Strong? Each of the one million colorectal cancer survivors is strong and can make a difference, but together we are one million strong and can multiply the difference we can make individually by more than a million. Where have you drawn strength? I have drawn strength from several different sources.  First and…  Read More