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How can you screen for colorectal cancer?

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The current guidelines for the average person begin at age 50 and include the following options:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ”  Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

FDA: "FDA approves new treatment for advanced colorectal cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ”  Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

FDA: "FDA approves new treatment for advanced colorectal cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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