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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening for adults aged 50-75 years

(Becker's Healthcare) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2008 recommendations for colorectal cancer screenings, according to a JAMA article…
The task force concluded that CRC screenings for average-risk, asymptomatic adults, between the ages of 50 to 75 years, is of substantial net benefit. Thus, the USPSTF recommends CRC screening for adults "starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years."…
[It] also recommends that the decision to screen for CRC in adults aged 76 to 85 years should be an individual one. The decision should take into account the patient's overall health and prior screening history…
There are multiple screening strategies, however, there is no objective data showing that any of the strategies offer a greater benefit than the other.
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