Group Says One In Three Older US Adults Has Not Undergone Colonoscopy Screening


HealthDay (3/3, Mozes) reported, “Approximately one in three US adults between the ages of 50 and 75 who should be screened for colorectal cancer have not been, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).” In a news release issued by the society, “experts say everyone should be screened starting at age 50, and repeat the screening once a decade thereafter if the initial test results come back normal.” People “with a family history of colorectal cancer should get screened starting at age 40. Other high-risk groups, such as black people and those with inflammatory bowel disease, should discuss getting screened sooner with their doctors.”