Higher Risk, Lowered Age: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines


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Host: John J. Russell, MD
Guest: Richard Wender, MD
From oncologists to primary care, physicians are witnessing an alarming trend in younger patients: the rising risk of colorectal cancer. To investigate this growing threat, Dr. John Russell speaks with Dr. Rich Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Wender discusses the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines set forth and the methods behind the conclusion. While comparing past guidelines, Dr. Wender considers changes in our society and environment that may be contributing to increased cancer risks in younger generations.

For more information and to review the new guidelines, go to cancer.org

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