Colon Screening Content

Taking preventive steps, like getting a colon cancer screening and mammogram, can lead to early detection. Preventive screenings also improve cure rates.

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Detecting Colon Cancer Early

Many colorectal cancers can be prevented by getting a regular screening. Preventive screenings help find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, when colorectal cancer is found at an early stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is about 90%.+

Preventive screenings make it easier to find colon cancer early when it’s small and hasn’t spread.

Getting a Colon Cancer Screening

It is recommended that you should be screened for colon cancer regularly. There are several options for colon cancer screenings, and you should discuss with your provider which is best for you.

Talk to your provider about your options today.

Get Rewarded for Feeling Your Best

Enroll in the Blue Advantage Rewards & Wellness Program and you may be able to earn a $25 Walmart Healthy Living gift card** when you get your colon cancer screening.

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Blue Advantage (PPO) is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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**All rewards will be mailed in the form of a Walmart Healthy Living gift card, which may be used in store or online at Gift card may NOT be used for Optical, Prescriptions, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Ammunition, Lottery, Items at Register Aisles, Electronics, Toys, Seasonal Items, or Jewelry.