USPSTF discusses colon cancer screening at 45

The American Cancer Society has been the first major organization to recommend colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45. Now the US Preventative Services Taskforce has also suggested this is the correct age to begin screening for all patients. The proposed guideline is under review and comments are open until November 23. The American

Colon cancer increases among younger white patients

Colon cancer incidence rate among younger white patients has increased, but has remained stable among blacks. Colorectal cancer deaths among white patients under age 55 have also increased, but they have decreased among blacks in the same age group.  These findings were published in a research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association