Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, but it’s highly treatable if detected early. Dr. Seun Ross, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) executive director of Health Equity, highlights why the colonoscopy is the gold standard of colorectal cancer screenings.
In the video, Ross’ message is supported by Greg Deavens, Independence president and CEO, and members of the Independence executive leadership team: Juan Lopez, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer; Crystal Ashby, executive vice president and chief people officer; and Rich Snyder, chief medical officer and executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks.
The American Cancer Society recommends that you begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. However, certain medical conditions or risk factors may make you eligible for an earlier screening. For example, Black men and women face a 20 percent higher incidence of colorectal cancer and are often diagnosed with the disease at a younger age.
Talk to your doctor about screening options today.