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Date Updated:
Thu May 23 2019

794, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services , https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare

Screening for colorectal cancer

Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Many people diagnosed have no symptoms at all. However, when detected early, the five-year survival rate is 90%. A colonoscopy screening should be performed every few years, beginning at age 50 for most people. If you have a family history of cancer, screening may be recommended earlier. Consult your physician for more details. Learn more about the risks and symptoms of colorectal cancer.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of patients who were screened for colorectal cancer.