Must-read cancer screening news for women over 45
The recommended age to begin screening for colorectal cancer is now 45—five years earlier than previously recommended, according to researchers from the American Cancer Society. Test options for adults range from annual noninvasive exams (like stool tests) to visual exams (like a colonoscopy) administered once every five to 10 years. The authors say the change was triggered by increasing rates of colorectal cancer in younger adults. They add that any change in bowel habits should be reported to a doctor.