All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.
Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Prevent Cancer Foundation answers the 20 most frequently asked questions about colorectal cancer. Learn about pre-cancerous polyps, symptoms, screening, and prevention of colon cancer.
Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Find physicians and surgeons in your area trained in GI endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, such as endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.
Review Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Unlike traditional colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy doesn't require sedation or the insertion of a scope into the colon. Discuss your colon cancer screening options with your doctor to determine whether virtual colonoscopy is the right option for you.
Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research