How should I decide when to have a Colonoscopy? 

I am 86 years old and I don’t remember when I had my last colonoscopy. Should I just get a new one without any symptoms or family history of cancer? Is it still recommended at my age? 

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I would suggest you speak with a GI doctor about a Cologuard test. If that is abnormal, then consider a Colonoscopy.

You should start having colonoscopies when you hit 45, or 10 years younger than the age of your first-degree relative who was diagnosed with colon cancer.

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