You know that you should book a mammogram every two years and a dental cleaning every year, but what about the rest of your body? A colonoscopy is a routine medical procedure that could save your life, but if you think that you don’t have to worry about getting one until you’re 50 then think again (hint: new guidelines came out recently and you should be booking one years before that). And how often should you get a colonoscopy, anyway? Read on for everything you need to know about this screening test, courtesy of a gastroenterologist.
Meet the Expert:
- Marianne T. Ritchie, MD is a practicing gastroenterologist with Jefferson University Hospital and host of Your Radio Doctor®. Dr. Ritchie, a leading advocate for over thirty years, also developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program for women and launched the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.