Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

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How does colonoscopy help prevent colon cancer? Colon cancer is the number two killer in the United States. It is a treatable disease and can be prevented in many circumstances. The screening process for colon cancer usually requires a colonoscopy. This is an invasive procedure which should only be done by an expert. Colonoscopy allows […]

Who Is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer and When Should Screening Begin?

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Colon cancer can affect anyone, although those with a family history have a higher risk for developing the disease. Screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph explains what conditions necessitate screenings. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph:  So when you think about people who are at risk for colorectal cancer, short answer is […]

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