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Preventive Health Screenings


Discover When and Why You Should Be Checked
Getting regular health screenings is an easy and effective way to stay healthy. With many diseases you may not experience any symptoms. Screenings may be the only way you find something earlier, when it is more easily treated.

Spotlight on Colon Cancer Screening

Did you know that colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers when it's detected early? Screening tests can detect colon polyps, which if left untreated, can become cancerous.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 50-90% of all colorectal cancer cases and deaths could be prevented by regular screening tests. People 50 and older should see their doctor for regular screening. If you're younger than 50, but have had polyps, inflammatory bowel syndrome, or a relative who has had colorectal cancer, you should ask your doctor if screening is appropriate now.

Luckily, there are many preventive health screenings available for both adults and children. Not sure which tests and screenings you and your family need? Simply review our screening guidelines for adults and children on Member Central. Nothing could be easier and better for you.