What happens if I skip or postpone my regular Colonoscopy screening? 

I am temporarily based in Europe, and my routine colonoscopy screening is coming up. I don’t think I’ll be back home in time for that. With history of a very early colon cancer diagnosis (now clear) and frequent screenings, how long can I postpone my next checkup? Should I get it done abroad? Would my insurance plan cover it if I visit a GI doctor in the EU?

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I’m not sure about insurance coverage in Europe. I don’t have the results from your last colonoscopy but if it is due now, you should have it done soon. Speak to your gi doctor in the US.

Not a big deal if you are a few months late.

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