Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd Leading Cause of Cancer-Related Deaths Among Adults in the US

A Colonoscopy Screening Can Help Save Your Life

Colon cancer doesn’t always show signs. That’s why it’s important to schedule a screening regularly. According to the American Cancer Society, colonoscopy screenings and polyp removal help prevent colon cancer and decrease the number of colorectal cancer deaths.

If you have no family history of colorectal disease, you should have a colonoscopy by age 45. If you do have a family history, the age to get screened is ten years before your family member’s colorectal disease first occurred. For example, if a family member was diagnosed at 35 years old, you should schedule a colonoscopy at 25 years old.

Colonoscopies are a safe, effective way to examine the full lining of the colon and rectum, diagnose colorectal problems, and ensure your health. At UT Physicians Colon and Rectal Clinic, our colorectal specialists perform over 8,000 procedures yearly.