Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines (USPSTF, 2021)

These are some of the highlights of the guidelines without analysis or commentary. For more information, go directly to the guidelines by clicking the link in the reference.

June 04, 2021

Updated guidelines on screening for colorectal cancer were published on May 18, 2021 by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in JAMA.[1]

The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer in adults aged 45 to 49 years (grade B recommendation).

The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer in all adults aged 50 to 75 (grade A recommendation).

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians selectively offer screening for colorectal cancer in adults aged 76 to 85 years, based on consideration of the patient's overall health, prior screening history, and preferences (grade C recommendation).

For more information, please go to Colorectal Cancer Guidelines. For more Clinical Practice Guidelines, please go to Guidelines.

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