Should we be screening for colorectal cancer earlier?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. Last year it was estimated that there had been around 143,000 new cases of CRC and 51,000 deaths due to CRC in the United States. The introduction of bowel screening for the over 50s has seen annual decreases in the overall incidence of CRC since 1998, giving cause for optimism.

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Should we be screening for colorectal cancer earlier?

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