When is surveillance for colon and rectal cancer indicated?

Updated: Apr 06, 2021
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Patients at high risk for colon and rectal cancer due to personal history who should be included in surveillance programs includes the following:

  • Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Personal history of adenomas
  • Personal history of colon or rectal cancer

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