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Colorectal cancer screening before age 50?

Colorectal cancer screening before age 50? By: Andrew Chan, MD, MPH, Contributor Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for CRC with colonoscopy, other visual exams, or stool-based tests can reduce CRC mortality. As a result, several expert organizations have long recommended regular CRC screening for US adults ages 50 to 75. …

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