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Who's at high risk for colon cancer?

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People with the following risks should begin colon screening before age 50:

  • History of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • Close relatives who have had colorectal disease or polyps before age 60
  • Family history of familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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