US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourages colorectal screening for over 50s:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US Centers for Disease Control has recommended that all people over 50 be screened for colorectal cancer. The announcement was based on new research reviewed by an independent advisory panel. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, affecting some 130,000 people each year. In 1996, an estimated 55,000 deaths will be attributed to colorectal cancer.