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Free screenings in Indiana


Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, if caught early. That’s why screening is so important. But many people do not have the means to obtain a screening. In 2019, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation have partnered to provide screening to Indiana residents and save lives.

Continue reading to learn more about this program and how to obtain a free colorectal cancer screening in Indiana.

Qualifications


To qualify for this screening program, you must meet the following criteria:

About this program


The Colorectal Cancer Alliance and the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation are helping 334 Indiana residents access a free FIT colorectal cancer screening test. A FIT test is an easy, at-home screening test that lets doctors know if you need further evaluation. If your test comes back positive, you will be provided with a follow-up colonoscopy screening test to determine if you are at risk for colorectal cancer, as well as patient navigation through the Alliance. Residents located within the Little Red Door Cancer Agency’s 14 county jurisdiction will be provided their holistic cancer navigation and support services.

Indiana currently has an overall colorectal cancer screening rate of 62 percent, which ranks 42 out 50. This means that 38 percent of Indiana residents are not following the recommended screening guidelines and could be living with colorectal cancer, which could be successfully treated, especially if detected early.

With the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation’s support, we will raise awareness and access to potentially lifesaving screenings to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime.

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