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45 Is the New 50 Getting a routine colonoscopy earlier makes it easier to prevent colon cancer.


of Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer


of cases can be cured if detected early


minutes is all the time it takes to screen for colon cancer

Talking to Your Doctor Sooner Could Prevent Colon Cancer

Doctors used to recommend that patients get a colonoscopy at 50. They’re now recommending the exam for patients as young as 45. A colonoscopy is an important piece of everyone’s checklist for staying healthy, especially since it can be more than just an exam— it can actually help prevent colon cancer. The procedure can be used to detect and remove polyps that may become cancerous and spot other developing GI problems.

Talk to a GI care specialist about having a colonoscopy. In 15 to 30 minutes, a doctor can identify problems, prescribe the right treatment or issue a clean bill of health.

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