Who should be screened for colon cancer?
If you are 45-75 years old:
If you are between 45 and 75 years old, it is very important that you be screened for colorectal cancer. You may have previously heard that you should start screening at age 50, but please note that the guidelines have recently changed and now you should start screening at age 45 since younger people can develop colorectal cancer. All adults aged 45-75 should be screened for colorectal cancer.
If you are 76-85 years old:
If you are 76-85 years old, please discuss with your doctor whether you should be screened for colorectal cancer. You and your doctor can make this decision together after considering your overall health, whether you have undergone testing/screening for colorectal cancer before, and how you feel about the screening/testing process.
Colon Cancer Facts and Screening Overview
*Even though the video states that you should start screening at age 50, please note that the guidelines have recently changed and now you should start screening at age 45 since younger people can develop colorectal cancer.
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At Home Stool Kit
Every year or every 1-3 years (depends on chosen test)
Every 10 years
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