Most experts agree that adults who have an average risk of developing colon cancer should have a baseline colonoscopy at age 50 and, if the results come back normal, a follow-up colonoscopy every 10 years thereafter.
When To Get a Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy is a procedure that makes it very easy for your doctor to screen your colon for colorectal cancer, which if found early, can be treated. Watch this animation to learn about the main reasons you should get a colonoscopy and at what age you should get one. This animation will also explain the risk factors that increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer and how these factors can affect how often you need to get screened.
Hey guys, there is no need to be afraid of a colonoscopy. My mom had 3 colonoscopies and they didn’t even hurt afterwards (she was under anaesthesia). My mom had stage 4 colon cancer diagnosed at age 64. She had no pain at all!! Only an occasional small sharp pain as if ovulating. My mom went through operation, radiation, and chemo, and she did not lose her hair, did not have nausea. The radiation made her uncomfortable and obviously surgery was painful. But for all of you that are scared of just having a colonoscopy, trust me it does not really hurt. My mom’s did not hurt at all. She is just sorry that she did not have a colonoscopy since 50 yrs old. After one year since being diagnosed, she is perfectly healthy today!