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Screening Colonoscopy for individuals with family history of colorectal Cancer

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23 Oct 2016 - General
 

It is a well known fact that first degree family history of colorectal cancer is a established risk factor for the individual of developing colorectal cancer. For those people with postive first degree family history of colorectal cancer (with age of diagnosis younger than age of 60), they should have screening colonosocpy for colorectal cancer beging at age 40 years old or 10 years younger than the affected first degree relative. Surveillance colonosopcy should be scheduled every 3 to 5 years. If the first degree relative with colorectal cancer was diagnosed at the age of more than 60 years old, then the individual can be screened according to the average-risk screening. (Colorectal screening should be offered to the average-risk asymptomatic individual begining at the age of 50.)