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.