Major colorectal cancer care advocacy groups, minority health care associations and medical societies strongly urge
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer in men and women - expected to kill 50,000 Americans in 2017. At least a third of those 50 and older who should be screened for CRC choose not to be tested. To provide more options to boost screening, the
"Medicare CT colonography coverage can jump-start screening by offering access to a less-invasive option that millions of screening age who choose not to be tested find more appealing," said
"Colorectal cancer screening though less-invasive options like CT colonography is appealing to patients, especially the
"Most colorectal cancers start as polyps.
"CT Colonography is safe, effective and comparably accurate to colonoscopy in most people --including those 65 and older. Former
HR 1298 was recently introduced in the
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