The Doctors welcome proctologist Dr. David Rosenfeld to answer the important viewer question about what age you should start getting colonoscopies.
He says that when you turn 50, you should begin having them. For people who are experiencing bleeding, have a family history of colon cancer or who have polyps, he says to see their doctor prior to the age of 50.
Dr. Rosenfeld says during a colonoscopy he looks for growths in the colon. He explains the internal lining of colon sheds every 2 to 3 weeks, and if a cell does shed it will continue to replicate and can form a small bump, which can possibly lead to cancer.
The Doctors note that early detection is key when it comes to treating colon cancer.