USPSTF: No Colorectal Screening for 76-year-olds

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) submitted its latest recommendation for colorectal cancer screening.

In general, the USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy beginning at 50 years old and continuing until 75 years old. The Task Force recommends against screening for colorectal cancer in adults age 76 or older.

These recommendations were published Oct. 7 by the Annals of Internal Medicine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Read the published summary recommendations and documentation on AHRQ’s Web site.

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