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At what age should someone get a colonoscopy?

Fifty used to be the recommended age, but those guidelines are changing. Chadwick Boseman died at the age of forty-three after battling colon cancer quietly behind the scenes. Reports are he had battled for four years. His death stunned the world.

Since his death, the American Cancer Society has seen a big jump in search trends about the disease. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Maureen Famiano lives here in the Tampa Bay area and was so moved by the passing of Chadwick that she wanted to share her personal story battling Stage 3 colon cancer.