If I have no predisposing risk factors, do I still need to get a regular colonoscopy?
Academic Title: Clinical Professor
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
The first colonoscopy should occur at age fifty and subsequent ones depending on the findings. Since most colon cancers occur in people with no family history of the disease, every individual should undergo routine screening.