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When should I get a colonoscopy if I have a family history of colorectal cancer?

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People with a family history of colorectal cancer should get a colonoscopy at age 40 or 10 years before the age that the immediate family member was diagnosed with cancer, whichever is earlier. If it's normal, repeat every five years.

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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