Your Personalized Screening Recommendation
There is no colorectal cancer screening recommendation for people over the age of 85.
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.
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