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Colorectal Cancer

Mar 01, 2022 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From the American College of Gastroenterology [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Gastroenterology released updated guidelines for CRC screening.


Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of Age? Yes: Lowering the Starting Age Is a Settled Issue [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

The starting age for colorectal cancer screening should be lowered to 45 years of age.


Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Multitarget Stool DNA Testing (Cologuard) for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

MT-sDNA testing is a stool-based screening method that is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and covered by most insurance plans. It has higher sensitivity than FIT or FOBT for advanced adenomas but leads to more false-positive results, has a higher likelihood of negative results...


Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of Age? Insufficient Evidence to Support Lowering the Starting Age [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

There is insufficient evidence to support lowering the starting age for colorectal cancer screening to 45 years.


Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Every-Other-Year FIT Is at Least as Effective as a Single Sigmoidoscopy to Detect Colorectal Cancer [POEMs]

Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) every other year, over at least six years, identified fewer cancers and advanced adenomas initially, but surpassed a single sigmoidoscopy in detection after three rounds of testing. The increased detection may be because of greater participation in FIT than in sigmoidoscopy.


Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 47-year-old patient presents for a routine physical examination. The patient does not have a history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or adenomatous polyps or a family history of colorectal cancer. The patient's body mass index is 29 kg per m2, and the A1C level at their last visi...


Mar 1, 2021 Issue
Colonoscopy Follow-up: U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Updates Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]

Screening colonoscopy findings define the future risk of colorectal cancer and the need for repeat screening. The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Negative Colonoscopy Result Predicts No Colon Cancer for More Than 10 Years [POEMs]

Following a high-quality colonoscopy (adequate bowel preparation, full visualization, and high rates of detection by the colonoscopist), patients at average risk with no neoplasm found on examination had the same rate of developing colorectal cancer or dying from it in the 10- to 17-year interval co...


Jan 1, 2021 Issue
CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Computed tomography colonography performs well for colorectal cancer screening. Long-term studies are needed to demonstrate its impact on patient morbidity and mortality, as well as to determine the risks, benefits, and costs.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.


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