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Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, not 50

June 2, 2018

Picture of colon cancer ribbon for new screening guiddelines

Delay in diagnosis colon cancer can be fatal. Screening should start at age 45.
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The new recommendation by the American Cancer Society to screen for colon cancer starting at age 45 rather than age 50 is in response to the finding that since 1994, there has been a 51 percent increase in the rate of the disease in those younger than 50, and the death rate has begun to rise. The recommendations apply to all adults who are at average risk of the disease; which includes most people in the United States. If you are age 45-49, it may save your life to ask your doctor to be screened for colon cancer.

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Source & to read more: https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/american-cancer-society-updates-colorectal-cancer-screening-guideline.html

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