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(NEWS CENTER) - Former NEWS CENTER reporter Diane Atwood will be joining the MORNING REPORT every other week to discuss health topics and her blog.

This morning Sharon and Diane discussed the importance of getting a colonoscopy since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Diane says that most times cost stands in the way of people getting it done. She says you shouldn't let it - Here's why:

Paying for a Colonoscopy

Affordable Care Act

All private health plans must cover colorectal cancer screening tests as a preventative service without any out-of-pocket costs to patients.

Medicare

Thedeductible will be waived for colorectal cancer screening tests.

Maine Colorectal Cancer Control Program

No-cost cancer screening services for people with no insurance. Call Colon Screening Hotline at 1-877-320-6800.

To follow Diane's blog "Catching Health" check out: dianeatwood.com


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