A colonoscopy is a screening that can identify colorectal cancer early, when the odds of successful treatment are greatest. It can also help find polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous. According to the American Cancer Society, you should begin colon cancer screenings at age 45. Those at higher risk may need to begin screening earlier, and more frequently and/or with specific tests.
Whether you begin at 45 or earlier if you’re at higher risk, the most important thing is to prioritize this vital screening when you reach the recommended age. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, excluding skin cancers. It is also the third leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. And while the majority of these cases occur in people 50 and older, the disease can occur in men and women at any age.
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