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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

Screening for Colorectal Cancer (Clinical Guide Recommendation)

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, in adults, beginning at age 50 and continuing until age 75. The risks and benefits of these screening methods vary.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Cancer
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
Expert Opinion
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Experimental Study
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Colorectal Cancer: Screening recommendation summary [Internet]. 2008 Oct [cited 2013 Feb 27]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf08/colocancer/colors.htm