Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

July 19, 2018 | Posted By: njnet

Previous guidelines called for screenings to begin at age 50, depending on your risk level but now Colorectal cancer rates and deaths are rising among younger adults.

(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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