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Author Topic: curious about screening  (Read 2709 times)

Offline chrismull16

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curious about screening
« 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!!!

Offline iana5252

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Re: curious about screening
« Reply #1 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.


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