Mar 17, 2023

Turning 45? Time to screen for colorectal cancer

For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, get to know the risk factors of this treatable disease

Age is just a number. But 45 is important when it comes to colorectal cancer. That's when doctors recommend routine screenings begin. Still, not everyone is convinced that colorectal cancer can affect young adults.

Dr. Austin Chiang, chief medical offer for the Gastrointestinal business at Medtronic and practicing gastroenterologist, lays out the facts about colorectal cancer while busting some common myths about the disease, which is highly treatable if caught early.


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