Published on Fri Jul 16 2021

Association of Screening Lower Endoscopy With Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Adults Older Than 75 Years.

Wenjie Ma, Kai Wang, Long H Nguyen, Amit Joshi, Yin Cao, Reiko Nishihara, Kana Wu, Shuji Ogino, Edward L Giovannucci, Mingyang Song, Andrew T Chan

Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) beginning at 50 years of age can detect early-stage CRC and premalignant neoplasms (eg, adenomas) US Preventive Services Task Force recommends continuing CRC screening until 75 years.

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Abstract

Evidence indicates that screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) beginning at 50 years of age can detect early-stage CRC and premalignant neoplasms (eg, adenomas) and thus prevent CRC-related mortality. At present, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends continuing CRC screening until 75 years of age and individualized decision-making for adults older than 75 years, while accounting for a patient's overall health and screening history. However, scant data exist to support these recommendations.