According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Men and women of “average risk,” who do not have any family history of cancer, should get periodic screening tests, such as a colonoscopy, beginning at age 45. Ask your doctor about the best screening test and schedule for you.
At Memorial Hermann, you can schedule a screening colonoscopy directly if you meet the following criteria:
Due to recent changes in screening recommendations, please consult your insurance provider to confirm coverage if you are under the age of 50.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, the American Cancer Society recommends visiting a doctor to find the cause and receive treatment, if necessary: