Start the Conversation: How Physicians Can Help Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

While most patients know that cancer can come in many forms, many may not consider colorectal cancer (CRC) as something that could affect them. As physicians, we know that this isn’t true. In fact, CRC risk increases dramatically for our patients between the ages of 50 and 75. That’s why Humana recommends that these patients receive periodic CRC screening using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

I recently recorded a podcast with Dr. Lakshmi Kartha, one of the physician interns in the office of the chief medical officer, about the results of a new approach Humana has tried in an effort to bring more patients up to date on colorectal cancer screening. I hope you’ll take a few moments to listen and learn more.

To learn more about this study, and other Humana research, please visit our website at

Bryan Loy, M.D., MBA Market Vice President, Oncology and Lab Strategies