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Oral 25 Prevalence of Advanced Polyps at Age 45-49 Is Similar to 50-54 Years
Author Insight from Lynn F. Butterly, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
There are little data regarding the prevalence of advanced adenomas in younger adults who are at average risk for CRC. Our data show that there is an increased prevalence after 40 years and that the prevalence for 45-49 year olds are similar to that for 50-54 year olds. These data support the latest ACS recommendations to screen average risk adults at 45 years.
What do patients need to know?
That risk for precancerous polyps may be increased at 45 years of age.
Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
joseph.anderson [at] dartmouth [dot] edu
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