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Photo: Declair (Shutterstock) Many signs can tip you off to the fact that you are becoming an old person. Your neighbors suddenly seeming loud and obnoxious instead of like the hosts of terrific parties, for example. You develop a sudden preference for footwear that is “comfortable.” You realize you have no idea who some of the highest-paid celebrities on the planet are. Also: Colonoscopies. Normally the suggestion you allow someone to jam a camera up your butt would end with either a swipe left or a discussion of kinks, but every one of us will eventually hit the age when our doctor begins strongly suggesting we not only allow it, but actively pursue it. The magic age used to be 50, but recently, the medical community has shifted that down to 45, as more younger folks are getting diagnosed with colon cancer . The good news? Well, there’s a lot of it, actually. A colonoscopy is by far the most accurate way to test for colon cancer—flagging upwards of 9 5 percent of all colorectal cancers. And that’s great, because colorectal cancers are the third most common cancer in the United States, and also highly preventable and almost always curable if caught early. In other words, colonoscopies are no one’s idea of a good time, but they can save your life. And after getting one you won’t need another for 10 years, unless your doctor advises otherwise. But if getting a colonoscopy is good and necessary, prepping for one […]