Dragoness4217 karma2019-03-04 16:43:16 UTC
My paternal uncle died of colon cancer. My brother, who is 39 (only 2 years older than me), recently had blood in his stool and had precancerous polyps removed on a colonoscopy. I am female. What's my risk here of also having issues? My insurance denied noninvasive colon cancer screening (fecal DNA) because they consider it experimental and I'm too young to get a colonoscopy covered. I have no symptoms but I'd like to get some sort of screening done. What are my options and how important is it? I am hoping my risk is much less than his because I am female, not overweight (he is), and eat a much healthier diet including fiber (he rarely eats a vegetable)
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