VIRGINIA BEACH -- Bill Holloway is not your typical colonoscopy candidate - he's only 41 years old. But Bill's dad died at age 43 from complications of colon cancer, so preventative screenings were recommended for Bill at a much younger age.
Bill's first screening was in 2008. On Monday, Bill underwent his second routine screening.
Dr. William G. Rudolph with Sentara Medical Group and Dr. Smith hosted a live chat and answered many questions regarding colonoscopy screening and colon health.
- Hampton Roads has some of the worst death rates in Virginia for coloncancer
- Colon cancer is the second leading overall cause of cancer deaths in both menand women in the United States
- Colon Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer
- Both men and women are at equal risk of diagnosis