Dr. William Grady discusses colon cancer screening recommendations. Colon cancer is the second most common cancer killer of men and women, yet is highly preventable through routine colonoscopies. Colon cancer is a disease of aging, so colonoscopies are recommended for individuals by the age of 50. Most colon cancers come from colon polyps, which can be found and removed during a colonoscopy, and almost prevent all colon cancers. Dr. Grady is happy to see individuals becoming more aware of and participating in screening with colonoscopies.