What are alternative colon cancer detection tests recommended in the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) guidelines?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Alternative cancer detection tests recommended in the ACG guidelines are as follows:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5-10 years

  • CT colonography every 5 years, which replaces double contrast barium enema as the radiographic screening alternative for patients who decline colonoscopy

Alternative cancer detection tests in the ACG guidelines are as follows:

  • Annual Hemoccult Sensa

  • Fecal DNA testing every 3 years


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