Cancer Screening Guidelines:
Colorectal Cancer Screening:
Starting at age 50, those who are at average risk for colorectal cancer should have one of the five screenings every year:
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year or;
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years or;
FOBT or FIT every year with a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years or;
Double-contract barium enema every five years or;
Colonoscopy every 10 years.
Moderate risk are those who have a family history of colorectal cancer in a first degree relative or a personal history of polyps or colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer in first degree relative under age 55 or two first degree relatives:
Colorectal cancer in first degree relative over the age of 55:
Personal history of large or multiple polyps:
Personal history of colorectal cancer:
High risk are those with a hereditary or genetic disposition for colorectal cancer and those with inflammatory bowel disease.
Family history of Familial adenomatous polyposis:
Family history of hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer:
Inflammatory bowel disease:
The information provided are guidelines and not meant to be used as medical advice or replace the advice of your health care provider. It is important to discuss colorectal cancer with your health care provider.