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Is there anything I should do to reduce my risk for colorectal cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Everybody age 50 years or older should have a screening colonoscopy.
Next, find out your own family history of colorectal cancer. Depending who is affected, you may need to get a colonoscopy before age 50. Finally, if you are having any change in your bowel habits, or blood in your stools, you may need a thorough medical examination with your doctor for colorectal cancer.

In brief: Yes

Everybody age 50 years or older should have a screening colonoscopy.
Next, find out your own family history of colorectal cancer. Depending who is affected, you may need to get a colonoscopy before age 50. Finally, if you are having any change in your bowel habits, or blood in your stools, you may need a thorough medical examination with your doctor for colorectal cancer.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colon ca screening

Getting screened by colonoscopy starting at age 50 ( age 40 if family history of colon cancer or polyps).

In brief: Colon ca screening

Getting screened by colonoscopy starting at age 50 ( age 40 if family history of colon cancer or polyps).
Dr. Robert Cloud
Dr. Robert Cloud
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

A good high fiber diet and regular screenings per guidelines can help reduce risk for colorectal cancer!

In brief: Yes

A good high fiber diet and regular screenings per guidelines can help reduce risk for colorectal cancer!
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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