Originally Posted by Jetworks
My dad was diagnosed at 50, thankfully was caught early. I've been going since I was 31 because of that. I've heard that if they find something on the DRE it is a good chance that your cancer is being found very late in the game.
I have a good fiend who's father died way too young. The doctor said that people are genetically predisposed to having a gene that causes colon cancer. He has 4 brothers, 3 of which have that gene including him, one of who had a couple of feet of his colon removed already. My friend has to get a colonoscopy twice a year.
Good luck brother.