Fast Five Quiz: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Ali Alqahtani, MD

Disclosures

June 14, 2022

Guidelines from the ACS recommend beginning routine CRC screening in individuals at 45 years of age. The increasing incidence of early-onset CRC (at < 50 years of age) prompted the ACS as well as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to lower the age for starting screening from 50 to 45 years in average-risk individuals. Detecting and removing CRC lesions at an earlier stage during CRC screening are associated with reduced incidence and mortality.

Learn more about CRC screening guidelines.

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