Stephen Kucera, MD, Medical Director of Gastroenterology & Endoscopic Oncology, First Physicians Group and Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida, discusses the importance of preventive screenings for detecting colon cancer. Younger individuals are developing colon cancer, with 10% of all cases in the US diagnosed in individuals aged 50 years and younger. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening at age 45, with subsequent screenings every 10 years.