Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Release Date: June 2016
|Adults aged 50 to 75 years|
The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.|
|Adults aged 76 to 85 years|
The decision to screen for colorectal cancer in adults aged 76 to 85 years should be an individual one, taking into account the patient’s overall health and prior screening history.
|The USPSTF recommends against routinely providing the service. There may be considerations that support providing the service in an individual patient. There is at least moderate certainty that the net benefit is small.|
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Colorectal Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2016.