Be on alert for CRC in younger patients

A story in the September ACP Internist explained why medical groups are coming to consensus about expanded screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) that lower the age to begin screening.

More younger adults in the U.S. are being diagnosed with and dying of colorectal cancer (CRC). An article in the September ACP Internist looked at these trends and explained the rationale behind new guidance that recommends screening younger adults for CRC, including a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that lowered the age to start screening from 50 years to 45 years.