Colon cancer screening guidelines are changing, and starting screenings earlier will help save lives. Gastro Health Partners fully endorses these changes. Read more about the changing guidelines in this featured article from NBC News:
Colon cancer screening should start at 45, government panel recommends
Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 45, five years earlier than is currently recommended, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
The update was prompted by recent studies showing the rate of colorectal cancer rising in younger people, according to the draft, published Tuesday.