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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Last Reviewed: May 2021
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people ages 50 to 75 years for colorectal cancer. USPSTF notes that the risks and benefits of different types of screening tests vary. For people ages 76 to 85 years, USPSTF recommends individualizing the decision to screen for colorectal cancer based on the patient’s overall health and history of screening.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2021). Final recommendation statement: colorectal cancer: screening. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/colorectal-cancer-screening