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Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you:
If you have an increased risk for colon polyps, the frequency
of your screening depends on your overall health, age, and combination of other
risk factors. Talk with your doctor about the types and frequency of tests that
will be best for you and your level of risk.
Qaseem A, et al. (2012). Screening for colorectal cancer: A guidance statement from the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, 156(5): 378–386.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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