Doctors always advised the people to get tested for disease much before from it will turn worse for you. The same update had come about colon cancer in which the researchers tell that early colon cancer screening can be life-saving for many. At the age of 50, people are advised to get a colonoscopy at every ten-year gap to avoid the risk of colon cancer. The researcher also tells that the screening can also get started earlier due to some risk factors.
Those with a first-degree relative, who had the disease, are those people who are at a higher risk for colon cancer. It is updated that those who have more than one family member that is suffering from colon cancer are on 12 times higher risk and are more likely to develop the disease in relation to an average person. Dr Walter Koltun updated about it. He is a chief of a colon and rectal surgery at Penn State Health Medical centre.
It is also updated that those who have a family history of gynaecological cancers, like breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer and in men who had radiation treatment for prostate cancer, and those with inflammatory bowel disease are on higher risks tells Koltun. Family history or a person with these health problems increase the risk of colon cancer for others. The experts find it important to find about the family history and to get colon cancer screening much before.
It is updated in a March 2017 study gets released by American Cancer Society that the rate of rectal cancer and colon cancer are getting increased in the middle and young age. “You should talk to your doctor sooner rather than later,” Koltun updated in a medical centre news release. This tells that even your family’s history of the disease can have a great impact on your future for which tests and screenings are found to be life-saving.