Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

American Cancer Society

Talk to your provider about colorectal cancer screening and GI specialists.


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