CSN push for lowering colonoscopy screening to 45

Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/american-cancer-society-guidelines-colonoscopy-screenings/story?id=55530367

With so many younger folks being diagnosed, this would be a good start. Personally, I think 40 would be a good age. 

Tru

 

Comments

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172
    Great News!

    More opportunity to promote greater awareness and early detection!  My two boys are on track to start their screenings at 40 and may be even sooner... 

    Thanks for sharing Tru!

    Cindy

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Great idea!

    Great idea!

  • Woodytele
    Woodytele Member Posts: 163
    Just make it 25

    we’ve all seen young people affected.  Especially if there is family history, get it done the procedure is easy and can save lives. Get it early and often after the initial test.  My onc said he has seen people with clear tests, then next year CC.  This stuff can get outta control fast. 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Awesome

    If my first checkup was done at 45 then you probably would have never seen me here.  Very important that the screening is done earlier.  There are many people on this board that it would have helped.  Thanks to the ACS for this recommendation.  Hopefully, the insurance companies will follow suit but that's another hurdle.

    Kim