Colon Cancer Screening Changes
The various organizations who make recommendations have not yet completely merged their guidelines. Screening has moved form over 40 years old to over 50 years old. And for African Americans the guidelines now say to begin at age 45.Check our these organizations: USPTF; ACOG;
or perhaps ACR to see the recommendations. Colonoscopy out performs other tests, but flexible sigmoidoscopy and home stool blood testing is an acceptable alternative. Speak to your gyno about the current thinking.