USPSTF issues updated recommendations for colorectal cancer screening

USPSTF issues updated recommendations for colorectal cancer screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued updated recommendations for colorectal cancer screening in JAMA.“Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, with an estimated 52,980 persons in the U.S. projected to die of colorectal cancer in 2021,” the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) wrote. “Incidence of colorectal cancer (specifically adenocarcinoma) in adults aged 40 to 49 years has increased by almost 15% from 2000-2002 to 2014-2016. In 2016, 25.6% of eligible adults in the U.S. had never been screened for colorectalRead More

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