Colon Cancer Screening: When to Stop?

May 13, 2014
Fouad Moawad, MD

Professional societies differ somewhat in their recommendations for when the benefits of annual screening reach an end. Two groups, however, are on the same page.

Both the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommend the same age at which routine colonoscopies should be stopped, assuming consistently negative findings.

What is that age?