March is colon cancer awareness month! Surprisingly, colon cancer is rising in young adults. Typically, we tell people with no family history of colon cancer to get their screening colonoscopy at age 50. For people who have a family history, the age is younger. Based on the article below, should we recommend it sooner? Our answer is yes, especially if you have any changes in bowel habits, notice blood in your stool or have any unusual symptoms.
Our center has several Gastroenterologists available to perform your screening: Dr. Michael Biederman, Dr. Steven Klein, Dr. William Raminick, Dr. Mariquit Sendelbach, Dr. Alexander Stojanovic, Dr. Katie Sumnicht, Dr. Matthew Wiener and Dr. Sung Yang. See our physician list for contact information.