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As more young people get colon cancer, it may be time for a colonoscopy

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Importance of Early Detection and Screening #

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, aiming to raise awareness about the rising trend of younger individuals being diagnosed with colon cancer. With the increasing number of cases, staying informed and proactive is crucial. Experts recommend that most individuals should start regular colonoscopies by the age of 45, but some may need to start earlier based on their specific risk factors. While the rate of diagnosis for colon cancer is decreasing overall, the rate among individuals younger than 55 has been increasing. Early detection through screening and awareness of symptoms can play a vital role in the fight against colon cancer.