Why is it important to test for colon cancer at the age of 50?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Colon cancer usually produces no symptoms until it’s at an advanced, and more difficult to treat, stage. This is why it is important that everyone begin testing at the age of 50 (or earlier if there’s a significant family history).


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