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What Should We Recommend for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Aged 75 and Older?

by 1, 1 and 2,3,4,*
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Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
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Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5N 3M5, Canada
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Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8, Canada
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Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28(4), 2540-2547; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28040231
Received: 8 June 2021 / Revised: 30 June 2021 / Accepted: 6 July 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
The current recommendation to stop colorectal cancer screening for older adults is based on a lack of evidence due to systematic exclusion of this population from trials. Older adults are a heterogenous population with many available strategies for patient-centered assessment and decision-making. Evolutions in management strategies for colorectal cancer have made safe and effective options available to older adults, and the rationale to screen for treatable disease more reasonably, especially given the aging Canadian population. In this commentary, we review the current screening guidelines and the evidence upon which they were built, the unique considerations for screening older adults, new treatment options, the risks and benefits of increased screening and potential considerations for the new guidelines. View Full-Text
Keywords: older adults; colorectal cancer screening older adults; colorectal cancer screening
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Arora, A.; Chadi, S.A.; Chesney, T. What Should We Recommend for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Aged 75 and Older? Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28, 2540-2547. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28040231

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Arora A, Chadi SA, Chesney T. What Should We Recommend for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Aged 75 and Older? Current Oncology. 2021; 28(4):2540-2547. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28040231

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Arora, Anuj, Sami A. Chadi, and Tyler Chesney. 2021. "What Should We Recommend for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Aged 75 and Older?" Current Oncology 28, no. 4: 2540-2547. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28040231

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