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The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

Turning 45? It’s time to get your colorectal cancer screening, according to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (The Task Force). The Task Force, which consists of a volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently adjusted its colon cancer screening recommendation to begin testing at age

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Colorectal cancer screenings save lives

The power of prevention March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages all members to understand their personal risk factors and when they should be tested for colorectal cancer. According to the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force (GPCCTF), in 2021, Nebraska ranked 29th in the