ACG Updates Colorectal Cancer Guidelines

A recent MedPage article states that the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated their colorectal cancer (CRC) guidelines that they last issued in 2009. The decision was made due to data on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening gathered over the past decade. The new recommendations, published online in the American Journal of Gastroenterologystate that screening should start at age 45 for persons of average risk.