I found this very sad and so ironic. The doctor who performed my two colonoscopies was found to have colorectal cancer and he died. The irony is that he was only 45. Five years before they recommend getting tested. Don't put it off. Get tested! Except for the wonderful beverage you have to drink the night before, it's an almost painless procedure. On my first test at age 52, they found and removed 5, pre-cancerous polyps. My next test, five years later found none and they said I didn't need another test for 7 more years. OK, off the soapbox.