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Colon Cancer

Blood in Stools; No Insurance

01/15/2009

Question:

I am 51 I have been having blood in my stools for about two years. I have no insurance. I have become anemic. I have been to the doctor. I cannot get any help.

Answer:

It would be important for you to get evaluated with a colonoscopy as this may indicate something serious such as a large precancerous polyp or even colon cancer. The consequences of not getting it evaluated as soon as possible are potentially very serious.

The US Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Primary Health Care has a directory that will help you find a clinic that will give you medical care, even if you have no medical insurance or money. Click on the link below to be connected.

Feel free to write back if you still have questions or need further explanation.

Related Resources:

Bureau of Primary Health Care
Coverage For All.org

For more information:

Go to the Colon Cancer health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Gregory S Cooper, MD Gregory S Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University