BY Clayton Boldt and Meagan Raeke

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new draft colorectal cancer screening recommendation today, lowering the age for average-risk adults to begin screening from 50 to 45. The draft recommendation will undergo further review before it’s finalized, but the lower screening age is consistent with the change the American Cancer Society made to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines in 2018.

These changes...

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