CRC found in ages 45 to 50 years supports USPSTF recommendation

CRC found in ages 45 to 50 years supports USPSTF recommendation

The occurrence of colorectal cancer in colonoscopies performed on patients aged between 45 and 50 years showed rates that approach those in ages 50 to 54 years, according to a presentation at Digestive Diseases Week.“If we rewind the tape 10 or 12 years, when we started recommending colon cancer screening at age 50 back in the day, it was with numbers that looked very much like this now,” Steven Itzkowitz, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine, told Healio. “We really feel that 45 is the new 50.”Itzkowitz and his team examined data from AMSURG ambulatory surgical centersRead More

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