Activity ID



December 16, 2019

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


In June 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force issued a new recommendation for colorectal cancer screening of eligible adults by any of 7 methods, from endoscopy to CT colonography to stool or blood tests. Colonoscopy has been considered by many to be the gold standard for screening, but there are significant barriers to it, and approximately one-third of eligible individuals have never been screened. Physicians and nurses will do well to become conversant with the new USPSTF guideline, as well as the guideline of their own specialty society, the better to advise their patients.

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Educational Objectives

Identify the major change in the new USPSTF guideline on CRC screening and explain the rationale for it
Define the eligible populations for CRC screening, and the recommended ages at which people should begin being recorded
Offer and describe to patients multiple recommended screening modalities
Educate patients on the power of lifestyle changes in cancer risk reduction and partner with them in decision-making about CRC screening


Cancer screening, colonoscopy


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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