May 30, 2018

  • The American Cancer Society (ACS) has made a major change to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines: the recommended age for first screening in average-risk adults is now 45 years.
  • The age recommendation had previously been 50, but increasingly earlier ages at diagnosis have driven the drop to age 45.
  • The guidelines do not specify 1 type of screening over another, which is also a change.