In 2012, Jim Tate received a colorectal cancer screening test in the mail from Kaiser Permanente. Though he wasn’t due for a colonoscopy for a few more years, he erred on the side of caution and completed it immediately.
The screening saved his life. When the test indicated a possible health hazard, Kaiser Permanente ordered Jim a colonoscopy. During the procedure, doctors found numerous pre-cancerous polyps that, if left unattended, would have turned cancerous in a few years’ time.
After a series of repeat colonoscopies, Jim is cancer free. He’s thankful for Kaiser Permanente’s preventative approach. “If it hadn’t been for the test in the mail, I might have been dead.”