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  • Megan Brooks

Potentially Unnecessary CRC Screening in Older Adults: Study

We all know that we are supposed to get regular colonoscopies. What if you have a bunch of other medical conditions that are likely to do you in? Should we encourage people with a high-risk 10-year mortality to get a colonoscopy anyway? Or should it become an informed contextual choice and individual decision?

This study of 26,000 people didn't answer these questions but looked at practice patterns. They found that near;u 30% of people at high risk of 10-year mortality get screened. In adults aged 75-84 years with a life expectancy of less than 10 years at the time of screening, half had screening done.

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