American Cancer Society lowers recommended age for colon cancer screening from 45 to 50

We're delighted that the American Cancer Society  is now recommending that adults undergo screening for colon cancer from the age of 45 rather than 50 - as does 40tude.

In its announcement of the American Cancer Society's change in guidelines earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that the organisation said extensive analysis showed that lowering the starting age for screening would save lives. For more about this step change please go to:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/05/30/colorectal-cancer-screening-should-start-at-age-45-not-50-american-cancer-society-says/

40tude recommends that you are screened regularly for colon cancer from your mid-40s. Heightened awareness of colon cancer is essential, particularly from the age of 45, and any abdominal symptoms or change in bowel habit should be discussed immediately with your doctor, whatever your age.