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There is no colorectal cancer screening recommendation for people over the age of 85.

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, evidence on the benefits and harms of colorectal cancer screening in adults aged 86 years or older is lacking. 

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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