Colorectal Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

12. Does the U.S. government have any specific recommendations about getting tested for colorectal cancer?

Yes. In July 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made its strongest ever recommendation for colorectal cancer screening: it suggested that all adults between ages 50 and 75 get screened, or tested, for the disease. The task force noted that various screening tests are available, making it possible for patients and their clinicians to decide which test is best for each person.