Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, is a Gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
Colorectal Cancer: Five Things You Need to Know
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. But thanks to increased awareness about screenings, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years.
Of a Certain Age? Time for a Colonoscopy
The American Cancer Society recommends that both men and women undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50.