Curbside Consultation of the Colon: 49 Clinical Questions

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACP, CDR, MC, USN

Question 9: What Do I Tell The Surgeons Who Insist On Annual Colonoscopies For Patients With Cured Colon Cancer, Even For Those 5 To 10 Years Past Therapy? (continued)

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACP, FACG

Recommendations on the use of surveillance colonoscopy after resection of colorectal cancer were recently produced jointly by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and the American Cancer Society (ACS).1 They constitute the updated recommendations of both organizations. These guidelines were endorsed by the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee of the ACS and by the governing boards of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and represent the most up-to-date evidence-based…