45 is the new 50 for colon cancer screening, medical task force says

This was published by  on May 18, 2021.

An “alarming” rise in colorectal cancer cases among young people has led the United States Preventive Services Task Force to establish new guidelines. Medical experts are now officially recommending that people of average risk start getting screened for colon cancer at age 45, rather than 50, which was the previous standard.(Read More)