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Lauri Harsh, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., Eastern Iowa
People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop colorectal cancer. These risk factors include:
• Age over 50
• Having had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer before
• Having a history of inflammatory bowel disease, specifically,
• ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease
• A first degree family history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps
• A past history of other types of cancer.
If you meet any of these risk factors, talk with your doctor about your screening options. If you are under age 50 and fall into the above categories, most insurance companies will cover a screening colonoscopy.
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No referral is needed!
Log onto www.becoloncancerfree.com for a free risk assessment.