ACS recommends colorectal cancer screening at age 45 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 10, 2018

ACS recommends colorectal cancer screening at age 45

Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for average-risk adults, according to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Other groups generally recommend beginning screening at age 50. The new guidelines are based on a review of colorectal cancer (CRC) studies, as well as microsimulation modelling.

The change is due to increasing colorectal cancer incidence among younger adults, but the ACS says it is a "qualified recommendation" given the limited data on adults in their 40s. Based on patient preference and test availability, patients can undergo a high-sensitivity stool-based test or a structural exam. Positive results should be followed up with a colonoscopy.

Among the other recommendations:

  • Beginning at age 50, regular colorectal screening is strongly recommended.
  • Regular screening is recommended through age 75 for those at average risk who have a life expectancy of more than 10 years.
  • For adults aged 76 to 85, clinicians should individualise the decision to screen.
  • Screening should be discouraged among those aged 86 and older.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

fifa world cup

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News