The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has updated the recommendations regarding colorectal cancer screening. The Task Force strongly recommends screening average risk adults age 50 to 75 for colorectal cancer, and then making individual screening decisions for adults age 76 to 85, taking into account the patient’s overall health and screening history.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and about one-third of adults in the United States have never been screened.

Click here to review the study published in JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association.