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Nearly half a million Americans every year are diagnosed with a common cancer that—if caught early—could lead to life-saving treatment.

  • Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women.
  • Cervical cancer is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests

That's why you should be be preventively screened for colon, breast and cervical cancers as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Preventive screenings are usually covered 100 percent by your health insurance when you see a doctor in your network.

General screening guidelines for colon, breast and cervical cancers are:

Preventive screening