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Colorectal Cancer, Screening, 2016

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Recommendations: Screening for Colorectal Cancer

  • Colorectal Cancer: Screening --Adults aged 50 to 75 years
    Grade: A
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.The risks and benefits of different screening methods vary. See the Clinical Considerations section and the Table for details about screening strategies.

    Tools: No Tools currently available.

  • Colorectal Cancer: Screening --Adults aged 76 to 85 years
    Grade: C
    Specific Recommendations:

    The decision to screen for colorectal cancer in adults aged 76 to 85 years should be an individual one, taking into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history.

    • Adults in this age group who have never been screened for colorectal cancer are more likely to benefit.
    • Screening would be most appropriate among adults who 1) are healthy enough to undergo treatment if colorectal cancer is detected and 2) do not have comorbid conditions that would significantly limit their life expectancy

    Tools: No Tools currently available.

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