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"Colon Cancer Rates Rise in Young Adults: Earlier Screening Advised" on health.clevelandclinic.org I WANT EVERYONE ON THIS WEBSITE OVER THE AGE OF 40 TO GO GET A COLONOSCOPY. There are new guidelines from the American Cancer Society: The age is now 40, not 50. Comparing people born in 1950, and people born in 1990: * The risk of getting colon cancer before age 50 is twice as high * The risk of getting rectal cancer before age 50 is four-times as high LISTEN UP! I took a friend to get a colonoscopy a few weeks ago. Early 50s, healthy, non-smoker, went ten year