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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

Screening for Colorectal Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

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

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Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Older Adults
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Preventive Services Task Force (US). Screening for colorectal cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement [Internet]. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Nov 4 [Epub 2008 Oct 6; cited 2013 Jan 17];149(9):627-37. Available from: