When Should You Consider a Colon Cancer Screening?
Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is a serious disease that can often be prevented or successfully treated with early detection. This article highlights the importance of regular screenings. But when should you consider getting a colon cancer screening? Here are some key factors to help guide your decision. If You Have a Family History of Colon Cancer If you have a close relative, such as a parent, sibling, or child, who has had colon cancer, you may need to start screenings at an earlier age, typically ten years before the age at which your relative was diagnosed.