Archived: Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Original Release Date: October 2008
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Adults, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years|
The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy in adults, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. The risks and benefits of these screening methods vary.
|Adults age 76 to 85 years|
The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for colorectal cancer in adults 76 to 85 years of age. There may be considerations that support colorectal cancer screening in an individual patient.
|Adults older than age 85 years|
The USPSTF recommends against screening for colorectal cancer in adults older than age 85 years.
|Computed Tomographic Colonography and Fecal DNA testing as screening modalities|
The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of computed tomographic colonography and fecal DNA testing as screening modalities for colorectal cancer.
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.
Release Date: October 2008
Archived: Related Information for Health Professionals
Archived: Supporting Documents
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Colorectal Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.