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Colon Cancer Screening: 45!

RECOGNIZING AN ALARMING increase in colorectal cancer cases among individuals under age 50. An expert panel now recommends that those at average risk for the disease start screening exams at 45 years old. This advice contrasts with the historical recommendation of beginning at age 50.

This relatively recent rise in colon cancer among young folks remains puzzling. The incidence of the disease has dropped among older

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Michael Hunter MD

Michael Hunter MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com