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African-Americans get their first colonoscopy at age 45, while the rest of the population remains with the 50-year benchmark

Aug 08, 2014

Q: I heard on the radio something about men and women needing to get their first colonoscopy when they turn 45 years of age rather than fifty. What’s that all about?

A: You likely didn’t catch the whole story. It’s now recommended that African-Americans get their first colonoscopy at age 45, while the rest of the population remains with the 50-year benchmark. Once both groups have graduated from their first screening, they’re to come back every ten years.

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2014 CCAC Annual Gala

November 12, 2014

Clear your schedule the night of November 12, 2014! You are cordially invited to join the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) for a fantastic evening full of live art, comedy and great company. This year the CCAC will be hosting the 5th installment of their annual Gala.

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