Could Having Colonoscopies at a Younger Age Save Lives?

BGA’s Dr. Rishi Agarwal recently spoke with The Birmingham Medical News about colorectal cancer in younger adults. While colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under 50 are clearly rising, researchers don’t know what’s driving it. Colonoscopy is the only screening tool that is both diagnostic and therapeutic because pre-cancerous growths called polyps can be removed during the procedure. It’s important for patients to share with their physician both their family history and any symptoms they are experiencing.

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