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Are you at high risk for colon cancer? Your colonoscopies might cost more

For many Americans with a high risk for colon cancer, a colonoscopy can cost them thousands of dollars more than someone with low risk for the disease. That’s because insurance companies are placing those high-risk patients in a category that doesn’t fully cover colonoscopies.

We hear from Angus Chen. He’s been following this as a cancer reporter with our partners at STAT News the health and medicine publication.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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