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When should I stop doing a colonoscopy?

Making the decision to stop colon screening is based on individual patient conditions and history, and you should always consult your physician to decide. To maintain healthy living and to ward off any condition such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer at any age, it is important to continue healthy preventive behaviors such as eating right, exercising and continuing to see your primary care or family physician for annual wellness exams.

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