HEALTH ALERT, Ore. -- The current guidelines recommend that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, behind lung cancer. The current guidelines recommend that those at average risk for colon cancer have their first colonoscopy at the age of 50 but experts say that starting a colonoscopy, earlier at the age 45, increased life years by 6.2% compared to beginning at 50.
Researchers say there was a 51% increase in colon cancer found in adults under 55. The test should still be repeated every ten years, unless otherwise medically indicated.
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