American College of Physicians (ACP) Provides Updated Guidelines for Asymptomatic Adult Colon Cancer Screening
Discovering new information about preventing colorectal cancer, also commonly referred to as colon cancer, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recently shared updated advice to help people stay healthy. They suggest that adults who are 50 years or older should start getting checked for colorectal cancer. The advice also explains when to stop getting checked and what kinds of tests to consider, including colonoscopy. This new guidance, explained by the president of the ACP, Dr. Omar Atiq, gives doctors and patients helpful ideas about making good choices for staying healthy. Read more about how to take care of yourself and make smart decisions about colon cancer screening.