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At what age should women be screened for colorectal cancer?

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, all adults should begin colorectal cancer screening at age 50. Continue until age 75. If you or your family is at a higher risk of colorectal cancer, you start screening earlier. Talk to your doctor about this.

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