According to a recent study, men may benefit far more than women from early colonoscopy screening for cancer. Current guidelines call for average-risk men and women to begin colorectal cancer screening at age 50. But the new findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest there is a big difference in risk between the sexes at the recommended age. The researchers concluded that to maximize the cost effectiveness of screening, men may need to be screened earlier, or women later, than current guidelines suggest.
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