You’ve probably read or heard about my experience with my colonoscopy when I turned 50. For years doctors have recommended getting a colonoscopy when you turn 50. If doctors see something unusual like a polyp, they can remove it while they are there – which is what happened to me. But they really didn’t have any research to prove that it was a life-saving choice. This week the New England Journal of Medicine published a report that colonoscopies that find polyps can reduce the chance of dying from colon cancer by more than 50%.
So, when your time comes, bite the bullet and have the test. Just ask for the good tasting prep!