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At what age would my doctor recremend that I have a colonoscopy?

At what age would my doctor recremend that I have a colonoscopy?

Variable: Normal risk(for colon cancer) persons without concerning symptoms(like blood in the stool) usually don't need to start screening with colonoscopies until age 50. Various medical ailments like inflammatory bowel disease, a familial history of colon cancer or polyps or certain genetic syndrome or concerning symptoms will push recommendations for screening earlier. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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At what age should you start prostate cancer screenings if you have a family history of it?

At what age should you start prostate cancer screenings if you have a family history of it?

Psa screening guide: I agree with american cancer society....Screening should be discussed with pts if they have at least a ten year life expectancy starting at 50.....If a relative has prostate cancer screening should begin at 40.....Risk doubles with a praimary relative. ...Read more

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At what age can you have a breast screening?

At what age can you have a breast screening?

Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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At what age does a guy have to have a rectal exam?

At what age does a guy have to have a rectal exam?

No age limit: Rectal examination done as a part of physical examination or when indicated to age limit for , male or female. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a mammogram?

At what age can you get a mammogram?

Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more

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At what age should a woman have a facelift?

At what age should a woman have a facelift?

Age for facelift: Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages. Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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At what age should you get tested for cancer?

At what age should you get tested for cancer?

Depends: A woman should start having pap smears when she begins having sex. I urge breast self-exam early. Breast and colon cancer screening recommendations vary. I'm not a big believer in lung cancer screening for smokers or prostate cancer screening for guys beyond the physical exam. Everybody needs to watch their skin. ...Read more

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At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Dont tell me "only if you have symptoms" i don't take any chances. What age?

At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Dont tell me "only if you have symptoms" i don't take any chances. What age?

It's not so simple: The problem is that there is no proved, effective test to check for plaque in the absence of symptoms. Controversial methods include "calcium scanning", ultrasound, and others, but most experts consider them unreliable. Even if abnormal, without symptoms usually there is no treatment except what should be done anyway (no smoking, exercise, weight and BP control, drug Rx if abnormal lipids, etc). ...Read more

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Do you think everyone should have a full body exam at least once a year and tests for cancer or would this be too expensive ?

Do you think everyone  should have a full body exam at least once a year and tests for cancer or would this be too expensive ?

No: "Full" and "everybody" is somewhat overkill. Children should have annual physicals for development,vaccinations etc.Adults:reasonable to have CBC and metabolic profile annually and in selected cases lipid profile.After age 50 colonoscopy to be repeated dependind on endoscopic cancer.Pap smear annually(in USA),biannually in some other countries. Digital rectal exam annually in males at 45 or 50 ...Read more

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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

40 and above: Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal. Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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At what age do you need to have an operation for club feet?

At what age do you need to have an operation for club feet?

Club feet: I am not an expert in this area, but i know that the type of dr. That works on feet is called a podiatrist. You might check in you yellow pages for one so you can make an appointment to discuss your particular situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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At what age should a child be starting to walk?

At what age should a child  be starting to walk?

Varies, aroiund 1y/o: As with all developmental things, there is no exact time to perform a certain skill, but more a range. Most kids are trying to take those first few tenative steps right around their first birthday. However, some kids walk as early as 9 months, and some kids are closer to 1 1/2 years. If your child is not walking by 15-18 months, best to get a developmental evaluation or talk to pediatrician! ...Read more

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Child age 7 has had headache everyday for a week and a half. At what point would this be concerning and get her checked? Anything I should look out 4

Child age 7 has had headache everyday for a week and a half.  At what point would this be concerning and get her checked? Anything I should look out 4

Sooner the better: Headaches at this age shouldn't be overlooked, most commonly is sinusitis or probably eye problems, but still needs to be attended too, good luck ...Read more

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What age are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

What age are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

See below:: If you are having any symptoms such as a lump or breast discharge, you should be examined right away. There is some debate in the medical community about the best time to start if you are not symptomatic. The American Congress of Ob/Gyns recommends that clinical breast exams start at age 20. The American Cancer Society recommends beginning clinical breast examination at age 40. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are they actually checking in a physical? I asked if I should be worried about cancer as a young teenager and a doc said get your regular checkup

What are they actually checking in a physical? I asked if I should be worried about cancer as a young teenager and a doc said get your regular checkup

Not under 16, I hope: Bright Futures guidelines for annual health maintenance in teens include: CRAFFT screen for tobacco,alcohol & drug use, HEADSS screen for lifestyle, e.g.depression, sexual activity, school. Physical exam with vision, hearing, BP, ht., wt. & BMI. Age 16-18: test for cervical dysplasia in girls, HIV, STI's. Education on safe sex, lifestyle, daily Folic Acid supplements for girls. Immunizations. ...Read more

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At what age should a child get braces?

At what age should a child get braces?

Varies: Some dentist will do mixed dentition braces, before the baby teeth have been lost. Some will wait until the adult teeth are in. It depends on the severity of the underlying problem is, and the steps needed for correction. Discuss with your child's dentist. ...Read more

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At what age should you get your first cervical smear?

At what age should you get your first cervical smear?

See below: Age 21 is the usual recommended age, or within three years of starting intercourse, if your start sex early. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pap-smear/my00090. ...Read more

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At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

If: You have a lump or other breast changes that concern you a physician should be seen right away. Otherwise, screening mammograms in women without other risk factors are advised starting at age 40. ...Read more

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Can you get a colonospy at any age?

Can you  get a colonospy at any age?

Reason for colonosco: Everybody should do screen for colon cancer starting at age 50. One way of screening is colonoscopy. If somebody has risk factor like 2 family members had colon cancer she should do colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the family member had colon cancer. Like if your father had cancer at age 45, you should do colonoscopy at 35. Familial polyposis needs screening at much earlier age. ...Read more

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If I think I may be at risk for pancreatic cancer, what should I do?

If I think I may be at risk for pancreatic cancer, what should I do?

Depends: There are rare families with hereditary pancreas cancer--if you are in one of those you should find a clinic that specifically addresses them--2 i know are at johns hopkins and the university of washington/seattle cancer care alliance. ...Read more

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