Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way through a personal experience, a family member or someone they know. Prevention and early detection can save lives.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has signed a pledge with the American Cancer Society to have 80 percent of our members aged 50 or older screened for colon cancer by 2018. 

In partnership with your health care provider, we want to make sure you understand the benefits of this screening. 

Screenings can help prevent colon cancer. If you are 50 or older and haven’t received a colon cancer screening, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about the different types of screenings available and which is right for you. 

For questions about your preventive screening benefits, call the customer service number on the back of your member ID card.

Don’t delay! We encourage you to be part of the 80 percent and have your colon cancer screening done today. You can be confident in knowing you have taken an important step toward maintaining your health and wellness.