Health Tip: Screening Early for Colorectal
(HealthDay News) -- The general rule is that most people don't
need to be screened for colorectal cancer until the age of 50. But
for some who meet certain criteria, earlier screening is
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests you may be a
candidate for earlier colorectal cancer screening if:
- You have a previous history of polyps or colorectal
- Other people in your family have had colorectal cancer or
- You've had Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- You have an inherited colon cancer syndrome.
- Your diet largely consists of foods that are high in fat and
low in fiber.
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