What is the joint guideline for colon cancer screening from the American Cancer Society, US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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In the United States, a joint guideline was developed by the American Cancer Society, US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology. [24] The guideline recommends that screening for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps start at age 50 years in asymptomatic men and women. In addition, the guideline lists appropriate screening procedures and their indications and frequency, based on projected individual risks of developing colorectal cancer.


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