Screening is age based:
50-75 years- All patients in this age group need to be screened to prevent colon cancer.
75-85 years- Screening is only recommended on patients who are not up-to-date on a case-by-case basis.
>85 years- screening is not recommended
Testing Options recommended by the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force include:
- Colonoscopy every 10 years
- Stool testing every year
High-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal testing
fecal immunochemical (FIT) test
- Flex sigmoidoscopy every 5 years with interval stool testing