Preventing colorectal cancer is the biggest benefit to undergoing routine screenings. If polyps are found, they can be removed, which reduces the risk of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, men and women above the age of 50 with an average risk of developing colorectal cancer should undergo screenings.
For those with an increased risk of cancer, it’s best to start screening before the age of 50. Screening should also occur more often. Increased-risk patients include those with a history of polyps or a family history of colorectal cancer.
With so many options available, it’s best to consult with your doctor to determine which colorectal screenings are right for you. Your risk factors will play a large role in determining the screening procedures that will provide the most thorough indication of your colorectal health.
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