Preventing Colon Cancer Shouldn't Come with a Price Tag
In Rhode Island, a colonoscopy as a secondary screening may be subject to cost-sharing.
- Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death among men and women.
- For every dollar spent on screenings, we save three dollars in treatment costs.
- Nearly all colorectal cancers are preventable and regular screening is the most effective way of detecting early colorectal cancer.
Affordability is often cited as a reason for not being screened, so we're asking lawmakers to eliminate the cost. Rhode Island must make cancer prevention a priority in 2020 by requiring colorectal cancer screenings to be covered by insurance.
Thank you for asking your lawmaker to make cancer prevention a priority!