Your Personalized Screening Recommendation
Guidelines suggest that screening for people ages 76 to 85 should be conducted on a case-by-case basis.
Discuss colorectal cancer screening with your health care provider. According to the United States Preventive Services Task Force, clinicians can help determine what’s best for a person in your age group based on your overall health, prior screening history, and personal preferences.
Have questions or want to talk with someone?
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance offers free support, guidance, and encouragement. Connect with our certified patient and family support navigators at (877) 422-2030.
Resources for You
Healthy living: While screening is the most important step to prevent CRC, it’s not the only one.
Symptoms: The most common symptom of colorectal cancer is no symptom, but when present, symptoms may include these.
Facts About Colorectal Cancer
- 1 in 24 will be diagnosed in their lifetime
- More than 1 in 10 are diagnosed under the age of 50
- Screening is the No. 1 way to prevent CRC or detect it early
- CRC caught early has a 91% survival rate