Why is a colonoscopy so important to your health? It may prevent colon polyps from potentially growing into what we see in this video tour, cancer.
Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Director, Division of Gastroenterology New York University Langone Medical Center and host Jacqueline Gaulin guide you through footage of a cancerous colon polyp, stressing the importance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening as a preventative action you can take to decrease the risk of colon polyps developing into cancer. The latest American College of Gastroenterology CRC screening guidelines recommend colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45 for average-risk individuals.
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