What are the American College of Gastroenterology screening guidelines for colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Screening guidelines endorse the use of several tests and procedures that either detect adenomatous polyps and cancer or that primarily detect cancer. However, guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology recommend colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 years, as the preferred screening strategy. [47]


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