Colorectal Cancer Screening

Publication Date: July 3, 2017

Key Points

Key Points

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening should begin at age 50 years in asymptomatic persons.

Colonoscopy every 10 years and annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) are currently the first considerations for screening.

A risk-stratified approach is also appropriate, with FIT screening in populations with an estimated low prevalence of advanced neoplasia and colonoscopy screening in high prevalence populations.

Diagnosis

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...ggests that sequential offers of scree...


...commends colonoscopy every 10 years or...


The USMSTF recommends that physicians perform...


...mends that physicians performing FIT monit...


...e USMSTF recommends CT colonography e...

...exible sigmoidoscopy every 5–10 years. ( Hi...


...USMSTF suggests that capsule colonosco...


...USMSTF suggests against Septin 9 for CR...


...mends that screening begin in nonâ...


...e USMSTF suggests that screening begin in Africa...


...SMSTF recommends that adults age...


...uggests that persons who are up-to-date with scr...


...uggests that persons without prior...


Table 1. Approaches to Offering Screening in the Opportunistic Setting

...Approaches to Offering Screening in th...

Table 2. Histologic Classification of the Two Major Classes of Colorectal Polyps

...ble 2. Histologic Classification of the Two Maj...

Figure 1. Endoscopic Photographs of Conventional Adenomas and Sessile Serrated Polyps

...oscopic Photographs of Conventional...

Table 3. Frequently Asked Questions from Patients to Enhance Colonoscopy Quality

...able 3. Frequently Asked Questions from Pat...

Table 4. USMSTF Ranking of Current Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

...ble 4. USMSTF Ranking of Current Co...

Table 5. USMSTF Recommendations for Persons With High-Risk Family Histories Not Associated With Polyp Syndromes

...F Recommendations for Persons With Hi...