Who should be screened for Colon Cancer?

Screening is easier than you think and recommended for the following:

  • Patients that are age 50 or older.
  • Individuals that have a history of polyps or colorectal cancer. These patients should have a Colonoscopy every 3 years.
  • Person with a First degree relative (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother or Child) with polyps or colorectal cancer.
  • Individuals that have been diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis for several years.
  • Those diagnosed with IBD or Crohn’s colitis: Contact your gastroenterologist to discuss screening.
  • African Americans should begin screening at age 45.

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