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How many people get colorectal cancer after 65?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Enough/a great many.
The incidence of this cancer goes up greatly after age 50.
This is why colonoscopy is recommended for anyone over age 50 as a guideline. Both men and women are affectedust about equally. Colonoscopy is recommended by the american cancer society “guidelines for the early detection of cancer” once every 10 years and flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and virtual colonoscopy every 5 years.

In brief: Enough/a great many.
The incidence of this cancer goes up greatly after age 50.
This is why colonoscopy is recommended for anyone over age 50 as a guideline. Both men and women are affectedust about equally. Colonoscopy is recommended by the american cancer society “guidelines for the early detection of cancer” once every 10 years and flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and virtual colonoscopy every 5 years.
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