To remove the age limit of colon cancer screening and insurance companies cover it.

To remove the age limit of colon cancer screening and insurance companies cover it.

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Adrienne Stearns-Price started this petition to The Surgeon General and

My name is Adrienne Stearns-Price.  I am a Mother and an Army Veteran. I am currently battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer. I am in my 40's. Medical officials feel like testing for this disease should not occur until you are 50, yes they have lowered the age to 45 in most places, but for the majority of us, 45 is too late.  Many African American people are battling this same disease. Studies show That African American people are 20% more likely to get Colon Cancer and another 40% are likely to die from it. More likely to pass away than any other race group. Although this disease is greater among African American people, other races and nationalities are unfortunately subject to this Cancer as well. 


Chadwick Boseman was only 43, and he had been battling this silent killer for 6 years! Natalie Desselle-Reid was just 53 years old when she passed. There are many other people who are battling this, and who have battled this, and to think this is something that can be prevented as long as there is testing.


I am hoping that medical officials consider removing the age limit altogether.  There are so many people who are being diagnosed at an even younger age. I recently have met a Stage 4 patient who is 17 years of age. 


We as the American people have the right to have our voices heard. I want as many people as possible to get a colonoscopy. Men, please do not let this simple test discourage you from getting screened. I want as many of my brothers and sisters protected as much as possible regardless of your race. 

Medical officials, Please consider this conversation with your patients. We need to save the lives of as many people as possible. Also, Insurance companies! Please! Lower the age limit so that more people can be screened. Include this information when you discuss premiums and elections for the new year. Make sure patients understand this is important. 

If you are a medical official and you can help me get the word out about this, please feel free to reach out to me.


Celebrities, doctors, lawyers, musical artists, authors, anyone, please help me get the word out to others. This is NOT for me. I already have Colon Cancer. I am trying to save the lives of my brothers and sisters around the GLOBE!





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