What this study suggests is that, if you present at a younger age, if it’s detected at an early stage, your survival is actually better. — ANTON BILCHIK, MD, PHD
People who were diagnosed at ages 35 through 39, and with stages I and II, had the best outcomes.
The authors concluded that the study's findings clearly showed the potentially life-saving benefit of early screening for colorectal cancer. The study's findings are timely, coming just a month after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lowered the recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings from 50 to 45.