Do you know at what age you should have your first screening colonoscopy? New guidelines from the American Cancer Society now recommends colon cancer screening starting at the age of 45! This is a decrease of 5 years compared to the previous guidelines. According to research new cases of colon cancer are on the rise among young adults. Colonoscopy remains the best modality for prevention of colon cancer. Not everyone is aware of this new recommendation so you should discuss this topic further with your gastroenterologist. Remember, 45 is the new 50! Call our office today to schedule your screening colonoscopy (703-580-7433).