Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45

Cancer group changes guidelines, says you should get colonoscopy at 45

"It's clear that screening is working; the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer have gone down in people over 50", Labow told MedPage Today. The updated guideline retains the "strong recommendation" in support of regular screening for people ≥50.

"But I know there is a goal to this, and that God has a plan and no matter how dire this is, that God has a plan and is going to work miracles through me", Fiske said. The reason the rates are rising "is the million-dollar question", he said, noting that factors may include increasing rates of obesity, a lack of exercise and the consumption of processed foods.

The group was influenced by its study, published past year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. In fact, the risk of developing colon cancer is twice as high as it was years ago and the risk of developing rectal cancer is four times higher. Historically, African-Americans, Native Americans and Native Alaskans have had higher rates of these types of cancer.

There are new recommendations for colon cancer screening.

Experts said many primary-care physicians are likely to adopt the new recommendations and begin referring younger patients for screening.

"Incorporating this epidemiological shift into contemporary modeling of CRC screening demonstrated that the benefit-burden balance is improved by lowering the age to initiate CRC screening to 45 years". There were no other changes made to other screening tests.

"I was surprised by the results, honestly", he said.

Weinstein noted that Cologuard is now approved for colon cancer screening for people between the ages of 50 and 84, adding that the company would need to run a separate trial for lower age groups.


Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, most frequently diagnosed among adults over 65.

The organization says it's seen an increase in young people getting colon cancer recently.

Over 140,000 Americans are expected to be given a diagnosis of colon or rectal cancer this year.

The colon is also known as the large intestine; the rectum is the part of the intestine that descends from the colon to the anus.

Some studies suggest that the rates of colorectal cancer deaths are climbing among American adults younger than 55. Rather, to maximize the chances that people will take up screening, the cancer society wants physicians to offer patients a choice of six different screening options, from the most invasive procedure, colonoscopy, which can be done every 10 years, to lab tests done on stool samples that can be collected at home, which must be repeated more often and followed by colonoscopy if results are positive.

For years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other medical groups have advised people at average risk of colon and rectal cancer to begin screening at age 50. The cancer organization believes that the underlying risk of the younger group is probably close to that of the older group. "Whether it's 45 or 50, the most important thing is for people to get screened and keep screening".

"It's hard enough to get people to do it at all", Plescia noted. "And, by removing those, we prevent colon cancer".

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