What is an appropriate age to stop screening for colorectal cancer?
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What is an appropriate age to stop screening for colorectal cancer? Evidence-Based Answer: Screening patients 75 to 85 years of age with colonoscopy has a small benefit in life-years gained but at significant cost, leading the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend stopping routine screening at age 75 (SOR: B, decision analysis). However, the increasing proportion of colorectal cancers (CRC) diagnosed in patients older than 75 in recent years may shift the balance (SOR: C, case-series).
Evidence-Based Practice 19, no. 5 (2016): 10