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If you are a 40-year-old vegetarian--should I check for colon cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not yet.

Colon cancer screening should begin at age 50 unless you have a family history of colon cancer. While we believe colon cancer to be associated with high red meat diets, being a vegetarian should not exclude you from routine screening.

In brief: Not yet.

Colon cancer screening should begin at age 50 unless you have a family history of colon cancer. While we believe colon cancer to be associated with high red meat diets, being a vegetarian should not exclude you from routine screening.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Colonscopy should begin at fifty unless there are symptoms or famil history.

In brief: Depends

Colonscopy should begin at fifty unless there are symptoms or famil history.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Every adult should do that.
Yearly occult blood and a 'scope if possible on the protocols that your physician recommends. In spite of all the "pop" claims, vegetarianism does not offer you any real protection from colon cancer -- or any other serious illness. I'm sorry if you were deceived. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php

In brief: Yes

Every adult should do that.
Yearly occult blood and a 'scope if possible on the protocols that your physician recommends. In spite of all the "pop" claims, vegetarianism does not offer you any real protection from colon cancer -- or any other serious illness. I'm sorry if you were deceived. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Being Vegan is a lifestyle choice and not as health choice no matter what the food faddist tell you. Genetics trump nutrition hands down.
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