Review risk factors related to family history, diet, obesity, and more.
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance Guidelines
If all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving tens of thousands of lives every year. Review recommendations for colorectal cancer screening based on risk, and browse some of the latest evidence on colorectal cancer screening.
See the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines for people at average, increased, or high risk.
See plain-language descriptions of the recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, and the pros and cons of each.
Browse recent scientific articles on colorectal cancer risk factors, screening and surveillance.
See current and previous editions of American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures and other Facts & Figures publications, which provide updated facts about colorectal cancer, including statistics on occurrence, risk factors, and information about prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Physicians in the US can subscribe to the Society's FREE peer-reviewed journal online. It provides oncologists and primary care doctors with current information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Learn more or access full-text articles and PDFs for free.