Colonoscopy screening is recommended for men and women beginning at age 50, unless other risk factors exist.
If you're 50 or older, ask your doctor about screening. If you are younger but have other risk factors - such as a family history of colon cancer, obesity, smoking, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease - talk to your doctor about your screening needs. But remember, age is the most significant risk factor for colon cancer.
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