Medical Program: Higher Risk, Lowered Age: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Higher Risk, Lowered Age: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Higher Risk, Lowered Age: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
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The American Cancer Society responds to the rise of colorectal cancer in younger generations with the unveiling of new screening guidelines.
  • Overview

    From oncologists to primary care, physicians are witnessing an alarming trend in younger patients: the rising risk of colorectal cancer. To investigate this growing threat, Dr. John Russell speaks with Dr. Rich Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Wender discusses the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines set forth and the methods behind the conclusion. While comparing past guidelines, Dr. Wender considers changes in our society and environment that may be contributing to increased cancer risks in younger generations.

    For more information and to review the new guidelines, go to cancer.org

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