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  • Cancer Screening Colonoscopies Now Recommended for Patients 45 and Older

    Cancer Screening Colonoscopies Now Recommended for Patients 45 and Older

    posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    The American Cancer Society, the US Preventive Services Task Force, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons all recommend that colon cancer screenings begin at age 45 rather than age 50.

  • Annual Medical Exams Needed After Age 50

    Annual Medical Exams Needed After Age 50

    posted by Signature Medical Group on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    When you turn 50, it is an exciting and momentous occasion. Your career has blossomed, your children are most likely soon to be out of the house (or you're an empty nester) and you have retirement to look forward to. While the annual doctor visits may not be the most appealing aspect of this milestone birthday, they are absolutely necessary to ensure that person's health and longevity of life. Here are the six routine appointments and tests needed once you pass this age.