Did you know that colon cancer claims the lives of over 50,000 men and women every year? Your digestive health is very important. It is recommended at the age of 50 you start getting screened for colon cancer. Sooner if you have a family history of colon cancer. This screening for colorectal cancer helps to prevent this disease and treatment works best when problems are found early. Your family physician can order this test. Remember your physician is also a great resource for urgent care.