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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.