New recommendation suggests colon cancer screenings at age 45

Posted at 8:58 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 10:58:28-04

HELENA – According to the Centers for Disease Control, of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.

On Tuesday, Dr. J. David Bohler, gastroenterologist with St. Peter’s Health, stopped by KTVH Daybreak to discuss colon cancer and the latest guidance on when to get screened. 

Dr. Bohler said new recommendations from the American Cancer Society suggest people who have average risk get screen at age 45 and older.

Watch the full interview with Dr. Bohler below: