ICYMI, June 1, 2018

Published on June 1, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI, June 1, 2018

Colon and rectal screenings should begin at 45, new guidelines say

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Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (CNN)   If you’re in your mid-40s and haven’t had your colon checked, it might be time.

The American Cancer Society’s newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised.

The updated guidelines come on the heels of what seems to be a rise in colorectal cancer among younger adults.

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