Your patients may be confused by conflicting guidance about when to start getting screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). AGA stands firmly behind our Multi-Society Task Force on CRC recommendations, and those of the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF), the American Cancer Society, and other national medical societies and advocacy organizations, that colorectal cancer screening for average risk individuals should start at age 45.
But what should you say to your patients who were already unaware or unsure about getting screened and are now confused by the media coverage?
View the talking points below to help your patients understand screening guidelines and why they need to get screened for colorectal cancer.
More information to share with your patients
For more health information to share with your patients, visit the AGA GI Patient Center.