If You Are Over 75, Skip Your Colon Cancer Screening

October 7, 2008

The  U.S. Preventice Services Task Force has put out a new recommendation that people over the age of 75 stop getting colon cancer screenings....Washington (ChattahBox) – TheĀ  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has put out a new recommendation that people over the age of 75 stop getting colon cancer screenings.

It is pretty common knowledge that once you hit the age of 50, you should get a regular colon cancer screening in the form of a colonoscopy.

Things are changing as you get older though, as people over 75 no longer need to get checked.

It is believed that at this age, the risk of the procedure outweighs the benefits of them.

A colonoscopy is used to detect abnormal growths in the colon (polyps).


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