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    Colon Cancer Screenings Must Start Younger

    I’ve been a crusader for colon cancer awareness ever since I lost my husband Jay in 1998, and he was just 42. It frustrates me to no end that guidelines recommend a baseline colonoscopy or other screening method beginning at age 50. A new study may push experts to rethink those guidelines, making doctors more open to the possibility of colorectal cancer as a diagnosis in younger patients. This would also make people UNDER 50 more aware of their symptoms and more likely to see their doctor.

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