As a 31-year-old woman with colon cancer history in the family, when do you suggest I should start doing Colonoscopy exams?

We have witnessed two generations of colorectal cancer before me, so I’m concerned about potentially having Lynch Syndrome. I will get the genetic testing done, but what about Colonoscopy?

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Depends on which family members had the colon cancer. I certainly recommend it if you have symptoms. If you are concerned, I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist and discuss it.

If there is lynch syndrome, you would be due now for a Colonoscopy. Otherwise, if there is no lynch syndrome, then it would depend on the age of the first-degree relative that they were diagnosed.

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