Consider not screening average-risk adults aged 45-49 years for colorectal cancer; stick to usual means of screening

Clinical Question

When should we start screening for colorectal cancer, and how should it be done?

Bottom line

This guideline updates recommendations issued in a 2019 guideline from the same group, based on the publication of 2 new guidelines from other groups. There are 2 new recommendations. One is to consider not screening patients aged 45 to 49 years. The other recommendation is against screening using stool DNA, computed tomography colonography, capsule endoscopy, urine, or serum screening tests for colorectal cancer. 5

Study design: Practice guideline

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Various (guideline)

Reviewer

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd
Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University
Boston, MA


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Anonymous

No

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ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

colorectal screening adults 45-49 yr age

good to know