Prevalence of advanced polyps similar at ages 45-49, 50-54 years

SAN ANTONIO — The increased prevalence of advanced adenoma and clinically significant serrated polyps was similar among age groups on both sides of age 50 years, suggesting that screening at 45 years optimizes colorectal cancer prevention, according to study results presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.Lynn F. Butterly, MD, of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, said that while the incidence of CRC among patients older than 50 years has decreased significantly, it has increased by more than 50% among patients younger than 50 years.“In May of 2018,Read More

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