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What if your doctor finds polyps during your colonoscopy? It doesn’t necessarily mean cancer.
Many people tell themselves, “What I don’t know won’t hurt me.” However, when it comes to colon cancer, this can be a very dangerous way to think.
Since 1994, colorectal cancer has increased 51 percent among those under age 50. Learn when you should start thinking about a colorectal cancer screening.
Colon cancer often appears symptoms until it's quite advanced, so screening such as colonoscopy are essential to find and stop the disease early when it's treatable and beatable.
Although a colonoscopy is the gold standard for finding and treating colorectal cancer, there are other choices for people at low risk for colon cancer. Learn more about these colon cancer screenings options.