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ACP Issues New Guidance for Colorectal Cancer Screening

On November 5, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a new evidence-based guidance statement that supports colorectal cancer screening for average-risk adults between ages 50 and 75 who do not have symptoms. The new guidance was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


The frequency of screening depends upon the screening approach selected, according to a statement from ACP, which suggests any of the following screening strategies:

  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or high sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) every two years
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years plus FIT every two years

Read the ACP press release.

Posted 11/06/2019