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Title: curious about screening
Post by: chrismull16 on December 02, 2020, 12:01:31 pm
hi all,
I'm glad to have stumbled upon this community. I have been having some questins about when/how to go about colon cancer screening? Anyone have experience with screening/know anything about guidelines? thank yo!!!
Title: Re: curious about screening
Post by: iana5252 on December 02, 2020, 07:13:23 pm
The standard is to start screening at age 50. With that said, I had digestive issues when I was 16 that led to a colonoscopy that found a full adult polyp. I would be dead by now if it hadn't been found.

So barring any specific personal concerns/issues your doctor is likely to tell you age 50. And that's also what insurance is going to cover too.