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The Importance of Screenings

Ninety percent of colon cancers are diagnosed in men and women over age 50.
That's why having a colonoscopy is so important. Your risk for colon cancer also increases if you:
  • Have a parent or sibling with colon cancer, colon polyps or (possibly) other cancers
  • Have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, both conditions of the large intestines
  • Have a diet high in fat and red meat and low in fiber
  • Have a sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoke
Learn more about colonoscopy.