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Colorectal cancer screening is currently recommended for average risk adults aged 50–75 years. There are several modalities available to screen for colorectal cancer, including stool blood tests, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Most guidelines recommend multiple screening modalities and the choice of which to use should be individualised to provider and patient preference. Underserved populations (uninsured and underinsured patients and racial/ethnic minorities) are known to have lower rates of cancer screening, including colorectal cancer, even if they have access to routine medical care. The optimal mechanism for screening the underserved is unknown. …
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