The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is now calling for colorectal cancer screening to begin earlier at 45.
The USPSTF said they made the change because the incidence of colorectal cancer is rising among younger adults.
Reuters reported the new “guidance is now aligned with that of the American Cancer Society, which in 2018 lowered its recommended age for routine colorectal cancer screening to 45 from 50.”
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