My mom I know has colon cancer, but could my 96 yr old grandfather who has never been tested?

Possible ?? At 96 one would need to have a symptom to be checked for colon cancer, because of the likelihood of other medical conditions that are associated with advanced age. It is unusual to do screening in a person of this age. If he is unusually fit some doctors would consider it. On the other hand, if he has not been tested and is 96, he may not agree to look now.

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