Evidence building that colonoscopy screening should start earlier

A US study provides “compelling” evidence that colonoscopy at age 45-49 decreases the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The observational study, published in Gastroenterology, compared the association between colonoscopy and the subsequent risk of colorectal cancer in 45-49 year-olds and 50-54 year-olds from a Florida cohort. It found CRC incidence in the younger age group ...

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