Colon cancer screening

If you're 45 or older, colon cancer screening may save your life.

Colonoscopies help prevent colorectal cancer by removing polyps before they can turn into cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening for both men and women start at age 45 for those at average risk. Although several tests can be used to screen for colorectal cancer, to find your best option talk with your health care provider.

Senior man talking with doctor in an exam room.

If you're 45 or older, talk with your primary care provider about colon cancer screening.


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