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The Weekly: New colorectal cancer screening guidelines, HPV cancers on the rise, and more

May 21, 2021

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'An enormous step forward': Task force says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45

‘An enormous step forward’: Task force says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45

TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (NBC)—New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggest that screenings for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 — five years earlier than was previously recommended.

The change, the group says, could save thousands of lives.

[NOTE: Read the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s statement on the new guidelines.]

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