As one of the most commonly-seen forms of cancer, colon cancer is exceptionally widespread in the United States. If you suspect you may be at risk for colon cancer, NYBG Colorectal is here to help with screenings and treatment options that will put you firmly on the road to recovery.
When to Begin Screening for Colon Cancer
This particular type of cancer is often referred to as a “silent” issue, as its symptoms often don’t become noticeable until the disease has progressed to a relatively serious degree. It’s recommended that men and women alike begin screening for colon cancer on a yearly basis, starting around the age of 50.
It may be recommended that you begin screening for colon cancer at an earlier age if you are particularly at risk for developing this disease. If you have a family history of cancer, or are at a higher level of personal risk for some other reason, your doctor may recommend starting to screen for colon cancer as early as your mid-30s. This will, of course, depend on the specifics of your personal and family health history.