Patient Comments: Colon Cancer Screening - Testing

Do you participate in colon cancer screening? What kinds of tests do you have?

Comment from: Robin, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

Yes, I have had 3 colonoscopies. My father died at 52. I go every 3 years and have had polyps removed.

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Comment from: puffsjackie, 45-54 Female Published: November 22

Yes, I started at age 36 because my mother was diagnosed at 58, and died at age 62. She was first diagnosed with colon cancer, but it metastasized to her liver. I have had a total of 3 colonoscopies. During two of them, polyps were found and removed. I currently have colonoscopies every five years, and will continue in an effort to prevent cancer.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

Yes, because family on one of my parents side has had stomach & colon cancer.

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