Routine Colonoscopies Should Start at Age 45


Published: May 15, 2022

Although the overall number of colon cancer instances is down, the disease is affecting more young people. In the last forty years, cases in people under 50 years old have doubled. As a result of this alarming data, some medical professionals are urging women to get colonoscopies beginning at age 45. A recent study found that women who started the screening process at that age were 50-60% less likely to develop colon cancer than those who waited. Colon cancer is the third most fatal cancer for both male and female Americans.

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