Dr. Dang Nguyen, a Gastroenterologist with Digestive Associates of Houston, joins Dr. Joe Galati tonight to discuss colon cancer, and colonoscopy.

Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer in America. Screening for colon cancer starts at 50 years old for non-African American patients, and at 45 years of age for African Americans. If you have a family history of colon cancer, screening needs to start earlier.

Below are links on colonoscopy and colon cancer.

Colonoscopy-follow directions for the bowel prep

Colon Polyps

American Cancer Society-Colon Cancer Stats

What is Colon Cancer?