Exact Sciences stock swells on revised guidelines for colorectal cancer screening

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The group said people should get a colonoscopy at age 45 instead of the previous recommendation of 50. "One of the most significant and disturbing developments in CRC is the marked increase in CRC incidence-particularly rectal cancer-among younger individuals", wrote the authors. But she also pointed out that colorectal cancer rates are rising rapidly in adults younger than 45 and urged people to seek medical attention promptly if they experience "persistent and concerning gastrointestinal symptoms".

Weinstein said, though, that data show the colorectal cancer rate in patients under age 50 has increased 51 percent since 1994.

There are several different ways to check for colorectal cancer, from colonoscopies that can be performed every 10 years for healthy patients, to annual stool sample tests.

Over the past two decades, the incidence of colorectal cancer has declined steadily among people older than 54, largely because screening has increased, allowing the identification and removal of polyps that can become malignant.

Those strategies were undergoing colonoscopy every 10 years; a computed tomography colonography or "virtual colonoscopy" every five years; a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years; a multitarget stool DNA test every three years; a take-home fecal immunochemical test annually; or a take-home high-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood test annually.

Other groups, including the independent and volunteer U.S. Preventative Services Task Force of specialists, maintain their recommendation that screenings start at 50.

The new advice was issued by the American Cancer Society on Wednesday.

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Dr. Nilofer Saba Azad, associate professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, agrees with the newly updated guidelines. It has now lowered that to age 45.

When an organization like the American Cancer Society changes its recommendations, insurance companies typically follow suit.

"Colon cancer is one of the most preventable scenarios that you can actually have". A family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history with colorectal cancer and a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease are some of the risk factors to consider. They do not call for everyone to have a colonoscopy, the gold standard of colon cancer screening.

The ACS commissioned a new modeling study that incorporated more recent studies of colorectal cancer screening. Until then, Dwyer and colleagues offer the current recommendations with the intention of optimizing screening to find these cancers, even in younger patients, early enough to offer successful treatments.

She said rates are not only increasing among people in their 40s, but also among those in their 20s and 30s (though the incidence at those ages remains low).

But, the ACS said, the higher rate among people in their early 50s is partly because they have more early cancers detected through screening.

Such risks include false-negative or false-positive results, as well as rare complications or feelings of anxiety with more invasive testing approaches, such as colonoscopy.

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