You’ve probably read or heard about my experience with my colonoscopy when I turned 50.  For years doctors have recommended getting a colonoscopy when you turn 50.  If doctors see something unusual like a polyp, they can remove it while they are there – which is what happened to me.  But they really didn’t have any research to prove that it was a life-saving choice.  This week the New England Journal of Medicine published a report that colonoscopies that find polyps can reduce the chance of dying from colon cancer by more than 50%.

So, when your time comes, bite the bullet and have the test.  Just ask for the good tasting prep!