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Is there any age where colon cancer decreases and screening is less needed?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No / Yes

Risk of colin cancer does not necessarily decrease as one ages.
However the benefit of screening does decrease with advancement of age.

In brief: No / Yes

Risk of colin cancer does not necessarily decrease as one ages.
However the benefit of screening does decrease with advancement of age.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Risk for all cancers increase with age.
If life expectancy is less than 10 years then colon cancer screening would not be recomended.

In brief: No

Risk for all cancers increase with age.
If life expectancy is less than 10 years then colon cancer screening would not be recomended.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If colon cancer screens have been negative since the age of 50, screening can be stopped at 75 as the benefit no longer outweighs the risk.
If person has had polyps, or cancer, or other risk factors then screening may be continued.

In brief: Depends

If colon cancer screens have been negative since the age of 50, screening can be stopped at 75 as the benefit no longer outweighs the risk.
If person has had polyps, or cancer, or other risk factors then screening may be continued.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: 75

After 75 should discuss benefits of screening with your doctor.

In brief: 75

After 75 should discuss benefits of screening with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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