Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Colorectal cancer screenings are a covered benefit for beneficiaries at an average risk for colon cancer. The following screenings are included:
- fecal occult blood test: Every 12 months for all beneficiaries age 50 and older
- fecal immunochemical testing (FIT-DNA): Every three years for all beneficiaries age 50 and older (for example, Cologuard)
- colonoscopy, proctosigmoidoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy
- computed tomographic colonography: Every 5 years for all beneficiaries age 50 and older
Note: TRICARE allows for a 30-day grace period prior to due date of the next screening.