Colon cancer is affecting younger people at alarming rates. The American Cancer Society now recommends screening for all adults should begin at age 45. Symptoms often include: change in bowel habits, blood in or on the stool, abdominal pain and discomfort, or weight loss.
Adults with a family history of colon cancer or with bowel disease should be tested sooner.
As always, talk with your doctor about your risk for colon cancer and follow his/her recommendations for screening.