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When should I get tested for colorectal cancer if I have a family history of familial adenomatous polyposis relative to colorectal cancer?

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These are the recommendations:

  • At age 10 to 12, start getting an annual flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • If you have a positive genetic test, consider colon removal because of the high risk of colorectal cancer.

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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