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A 22-year-old male asked:

My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, ive read the average age of screening is at 50, but should i get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Consider: no need to worry. I would consider starting in your 40's
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes ACS Guidelines: The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines place you in the increased risk category for colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps if you have any first-degree relative aged 60 or older with either condition. They recommend a colonoscopy starting at age 40.

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