Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and recommends people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45. In the most recent guideline update, ACS lowered the age to start screening as studies show rates of colorectal cancer among people younger than 50 are on the rise. ACS experts have determined that screening starting at 45 could help save more lives.

Reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle:

  • Diet low in red & processed meats and high in fruits, vegetables and whole-grain fiber
  • Physical activity to help maintain a healthy body weight
  • Limit alcohol and tobacco use

View the table below for information on screening tests available. Current member? Contact your provider with questions on which screening test is best for you. To review your insurance benefit information, contact our customer service team at (800) 752-5863 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or email anytime.



*Adhering to the recommended frequency is a crucial step. Source: StandUpToCancer