Which colon cancer screening tests detect adenomatous polyps and malignancy?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Tests that detect adenomatous polyps and cancer, and their recommended frequency, include the following:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years

  • Colonoscopy every 10 years

  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years

  • Computed tomographic (CT) colonography every 5 years

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