Dr. Galati will discuss colon cancer tonight on Your Health First.

Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in Americans. It is the number 3 cancer we develop. The risk of developing colon cancer increases over the age of 50 years old. The current recommendation is to start screeing for colon cancer at age 50 in average risk individuals, and 45 for African Americans. Colonoscopy is one of the best options.

New research continues to support that screening with colonoscopy saves lives. Read about the article here.

View a video on colon polyps and colonoscopy here.