Do you live on fast food and energy drinks? Can you not even remember the last time you drank a glass of pure water? If so, you’re increasing your risk of developing colon cancer. This article explains why you may need to get a colonoscopy much earlier than 50 years old and what foods you should eat to decrease your cancer risk.
Should You Wait to Get a Colonoscopy?
According to the American Cancer Society, men should start getting a colonoscopy every ten years starting at age 50. But does this mean you? Should you really wait until you’re fifty years old to start getting yourself checked for colon cancer? This may depend on your family history, diet, and lifestyle.