Call Us Today For A Free Quote | 877.727.7780
Simpson Financial Group  Preparing for life’s uncertainties

doctor checking with male patientColon cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to predict and to diagnose at an early stage because it develops slowly and often with minimal symptoms. However, nearly all people should have colon cancer screenings. Also known as a colorectal cancer screening, this test can be a fast and easy way not only to spot instances of early stage cancer, but also to treat it right away. In most cases, health insurance also covers this type of screening, though when it does depends on your policy.

Those who are high risk may need to have a screening more often. However, the Centers for Disease Control in the United States say that individuals over the age of 50 should have regular screenings. This includes screenings every year or every other year for this type of cancer. Some people should have more frequent screenings after having their first one at the age of 50.

  • If you have a close family member (such as a parent, sibling or grandparent) that has had colon cancer, you should be screened more frequently.

  • If you have any type of colon-related ailment (including inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), you should have treatment as well.

  • Some people have a genetic syndrome that can make them more prone to having this disease. For instance, those who have familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer.

When it comes to risk factors, you and your doctor will need to consider all elements that can increase your risk such as your diet and overall health. The good news is that colon screenings are highly effective and they can provide a great deal of information to doctors. If and when a colon screening occurs, your doctor can during the test, remove any potential cancer polyps right away. By doing so, it may be possible to avoid the outcome of having a full blown case of colon cancer.

If you have not had one yet, now is the time to take action. Talk to your health insurance provider to find out how soon you can begin to have screenings and how frequently. Find a doctor that performs that service under your plan and seek out the treatment you need.

Your wellness is our priority. Call Simpson Financial Group at (877) 727-7780 for more information on Boston health insurance.
Share |

No Comments

Post a Comment
Required (Not Displayed)

All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive

View Mobile Version
Instant Quote
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Find an Agent
We have agents in your neighborhood! So give us a call.
Our Agency Blog
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.
Computer Phone Connect
Get an instant quote online now! Talk to an agent directly by phone Connect to a local agent
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+
Stay In Touch With Us Helpful Site Links Our Office

289 Elm St
Suite 102
Marlborough, MA 01752

(978) 222-3939
We have the expertise to find you the right coverage at the right price 
Attention: This website is operated by Simpson Financial Group, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace website. In offering this website, Simpson Financial Group, Inc. is required to comply with all applicable federal laws, including the standards established under 45 CFR 155.220(c) and (d) and standards established under 45 CFR 155.260 to protect the privacy and security of personally identifiable information. This website may not display all data on Qualified Health Plans being offered in your state through the Health Insurance Marketplace website. To see all available data on Qualified Health Plan options in your state, go to the Health Insurance Marketplace website at

Simpson Financial Group, Inc., which has licensed insurance agents in 50 states. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer's enrollment in a health plan. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled.