News Spotlight on Proposed Changes to Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Scripps MD Anderson physician discusses earlier testing

A physician talks to a 40-year-old man in a doctor's office.

Scripps MD Anderson physician discusses earlier testing

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently proposed that routine screening for colorectal cancer start at age 45, instead of age 50. KUSI recently interviewed Thomas Buchholz, MD, about the recommended change, which is based on growing concerns about rising rates of colorectal cancer in young adults. Dr. Buchholz is medical director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Scripps Clinic physician.

Watch the KUSI interview: Proposed Changes for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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