Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you:
If you have an increased risk for colon polyps, the frequency of your screening depends on your overall health, age, and combination of other risk factors. Talk with your doctor about the types and frequency of tests that will be best for you and your level of risk.
- Qaseem A, et al. (2012). Screening for Colorectal Cancer: A Guidance Statement From the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, 156(5): 378–386.
- Rex DK, et al. (2009). American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for colorectal cancer screening 2008. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(3): 739–750.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal|
|Last Revised||August 27, 2012|
Last Revised: August 27, 2012
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