When should I start screening?
Most organizations recommend the average-risk adult to start screening at age 45 to 50 years old.
Who is considered average-risk?
People are considered average risk if they DO NOT have:
- Personal history of certain types of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer
- Personal history of Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other bowel inflammatory diseases
- Personal history of treating certain cancers with radiation to the abdomen or pelvic areas
- Family history of colorectal cancer
- Suspected or confirmed hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome
Talk to your provider about colorectal cancer screening and GI specialists.