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This colorectal cancer type usually occurs later in life and is more common in men than women Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: GISTs are a rare type of colorectal cancer that forms in a special cell found in the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract called interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) 2017-11-11Patient education: Cancer screening (The Basics) Patient education: Choosing treatment for low-risk localized prostate cancer (The Basics) Beyond the Basics — Beyond the Basics patient education pieces are longer more sophisticated and more detailed These articles are best for patients who want in-depth information and are comfortable with

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This colorectal cancer type usually occurs later in life and is more common in men than women Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: GISTs are a rare type of colorectal cancer that forms in a special cell found in the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract called interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs)

2018-7-19Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association Cancer prevention basics2 Prostate cancer screening (prostate-specific antigen or PSA test – men should discuss with their clinicians the

2019-10-21Cervical Cancer Screening* members 24 to 64 during the measurement time frame who had a cervical cancer screening members ages 30 to 64 during the measurement time frame who had cervical cancer screening and HPV test *Commercial and Medicaid Documentation needed: 1 Date and result of cervical cancer screening test or 2

Cancer screening tests look for cancer before a person has any symptoms When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early it may be easier to treat or cure By the time symptoms appear the cancer may be more advanced and could be harder to treat or cure

2019-2-21(See Patient education: Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer (Beyond the Basics) and Patient education: Factors that modify breast cancer risk in women (Beyond the Basics) ) Breast MRI — MRI uses a strong magnet rather than X-rays to create a detailed image

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2 Whether you or someone you love has cancer knowing what to expect can help you cope From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors early detection diagnosis and treatment options – you'll find it here

Cancer is often difficult to treat in its advanced stages but several types of cancer can be detected early with regular screenings Although experts don't always agree about the age at which screening tests should start or how often they should be done most do agree that diagnosing and treating cancer early leads to better clinical outcomes

2020-3-26All health insurance plans need to cover the 10 essential benefits In addition to the 10 essential benefits health insurance plans must meet certain affordability standards as well as other rules that vary on a state-by-state basis in order to be included on a

2020-8-12As fall approaches millions of college students are heading off to school They're pondering if they'll get along with new roommates thinking about finding classes and wondering how far their dorm room is from the cafeteria Not on their minds? Health insurance or where to go for health care We put together a quick three-step guide to cover the basics so you can focus on the more

2020-8-18Screenings for gestational diabetes sexually transmitted infections cervical cancer breast cancer and more Education counseling and prescriptions for birth control and sterilization Domestic violence screening and counseling

2019-10-21Cervical Cancer Screening* members 24 to 64 during the measurement time frame who had a cervical cancer screening members ages 30 to 64 during the measurement time frame who had cervical cancer screening and HPV test *Commercial and Medicaid Documentation needed: 1 Date and result of cervical cancer screening test or 2

2020-8-12As fall approaches millions of college students are heading off to school They're pondering if they'll get along with new roommates thinking about finding classes and wondering how far their dorm room is from the cafeteria Not on their minds? Health insurance or where to go for health care We put together a quick three-step guide to cover the basics so you can focus on the more

2018-7-19Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association Cancer prevention basics2 Prostate cancer screening (prostate-specific antigen or PSA test – men should discuss with their clinicians the

Prevention is your best ally

2018-11-9Prevention is your best ally Learn the basics of colorectal cancer and why screenings matter Over our lifetimes about one in 20 of us will develop colon cancer also called colorectal cancer 1 When it is caught early survival rates are better than 60 percent 2 That's why regular screenings are so important What is colon cancer?

2020-8-19Mammograms can detect abnormal tissue and breast cancer Eligibility If you do not have symptoms or a prior history of breast cancer Medicare Part B covers preventive mammograms as follows: One baseline mammogram for women age 35-39 One annual screening mammogram for women age 40+ Medicare does not cover preventive mammograms for men

2020-8-18Lung cancer screening for adults 55-80 at high risk for lung cancer because they're heavy smokers or have quit in the past 15 years Obesity screening and counseling Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk Statin preventive medication for adults 40 to 75 at high risk Syphilis screening for

2020-8-18Screenings for gestational diabetes sexually transmitted infections cervical cancer breast cancer and more Education counseling and prescriptions for birth control and sterilization Domestic violence screening and counseling

2019-1-26infection and a one-time screening for adults born between 1945 and 1965 o Type 2 diabetes screening* o Eye chart test for vision2 o Hearing screening o Height weight and body mass index (BMI) o HIV screening and counseling o Lung cancer screening for those ages 55-80 who have a history of smoking 30 packs per year and

2020-8-15Learn ways to organize health care information bills and other records related to cancer care Acupuncture is a complementary therapy used by patients to manage symptoms related to cancer and its treatment Contact us for personalized and confidential information about cancer and

2020-3-26All health insurance plans need to cover the 10 essential benefits In addition to the 10 essential benefits health insurance plans must meet certain affordability standards as well as other rules that vary on a state-by-state basis in order to be included on a

2018-1-31LUNG CANCER SCREENING OVERVIEW Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States The number of people who die from lung cancer each year has risen over the past 25 years and is greater than the number of people who die from breast cancer prostate cancer and colorectal cancer combined