October 30, 2020
TUESDAY, October 27 (NBC)—Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 45, five years earlier than is currently recommended, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
The update was prompted by recent studies showing the rate of colorectal cancer rising in younger people, according to the draft, published Tuesday.
“Recent studies showing a rising incidence in individuals aged 45 to 49 drew our attention to that age group,” Dr. John Wong, a member of the task force and the chief scientific officer at Tufts Medical Center, said.
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