Screening for colorectal cancer : don’t wait—50’s great
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Screening for colorectal cancer : don’t wait—50’s great
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    March 10, 2020

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    CDC Vital signs ; MAR. 2019
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    English
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    Colorectal cancer is the #2 cancer killer of both men and women in the US. But colorectal cancer is a preventable disease. Colorectal cancer starts with a precancerous polyp (abnormal growth) in the colon, which can be removed without surgery. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults of average risk begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 50. While screening increases as people get older, national targets for screening have not been met. Adults are likely to get screened when healthcare providers talk to them about their options. Adults ages 50–75 should talk to their doctor about when they should be screened. Want to learn more? www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/colorectalcancer CS309905A vs-0312-colorectal-cancer-H.pdf
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