New guidelines have been suggested by the American Cancer Society. The new recommendations say screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk. Previously, the guideline recommended screening begin at age 50 for people at average risk.
It is not yet clear whether all insurance companies will pay for these enhanced recommendations.
See the complete article American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline.
Dr. Braunstein offers colon cancer screening; the procedure is performed in our Farmingdale office. Patients can make initial consultation appointments in Massapequa, or Levittown as well.