Starting at age 50, both men and women should discuss including a colon cancer screening in their routine checkups with their health care provider. There are multiple tests to detect colorectal cancer. Having polyps found and removed keeps some people from getting colorectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, it’s recommended that you start getting colon cancer screenings at age 40. Talk to your health care provider about which tests might be right for you.
To schedule your colon cancer screening call 505.727.7833.