Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Release Date: June 2016
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
|Adults aged 50 to 75 years|
The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.
|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.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Colorectal Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2016.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/colorectal-cancer-screening2?ds=1&s=colorectal cancer screenings