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Colorectal Cancer Care Screening

Screening Guidelines

Beginning at age 50, both men and women who do not have an increased risk of colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years.
Earlier screening is recommended for people who have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, such as those with a family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps, or a personal history of another cancer or inflammatory bowel disease such as long-standing ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
Several tests are used to screen for colorectal cancer in people with an average risk of colorectal cancer. Ask your doctor which options might be right for you.