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A 22-year-old female asked:

wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

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Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Age: What age gpa got colon cancer ?
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2013

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