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Guidelines suggest that screening for people ages 76 to 85 should be conducted on a case-by-case basis.

Talk to your doctor about whether screening is right for you.

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.

What is colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer, or CRC, refers to colon cancer and rectal cancer. One in 24 people will get colorectal cancer in their lifetime, but most people have the power to prevent it!

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