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Determine Your Colonoscopy Age and Find Out if You Can Get a Free Screening

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Most adults of average risk should get a baseline colonoscopy at the age of 50, but this certainly does not apply to everyone. The age at which you should get your first colonoscopy is often known as your “colonoscopy age.” But did you know that there are several factors that may lower your colonoscopy age?  Here are just a few examples:

  • Having a family history of colon cancer or colon polyps
  • Having a first-degree relative like a parent, sibling or child with colon cancer or colon polyps
  • Being of African American descent

Our short, four-question Screening Colonoscopy Age Quiz can help you determine your colonoscopy age, and it will take you less than a minute to complete! If you fall into a higher risk category, the quiz will simply prompt you to find a gastroenterologist for consultation.

If you are wondering how much your colonoscopy may cost, here is another resource for you. Our Free Colonoscopy Quiz will help you find out if you are eligible for a screening colonoscopy at no cost to you.  With just five simple questions, this quiz can point you in the right direction! The next step is to verify all information with your insurance company and ask for assistance in finding a physician and facility that are on the list of in-network providers.

Remember, if you are experiencing any symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss or change in bowel habits, call your doctor immediately. Even though colon cancer tends to develop after the age of 50, you are never too young for colon cancer. Any warning sign of colon disease merits a phone call to your physician.

posted on August 26, 2015 in news