Curbside Consultation of the Colon: 49 Clinical Questions

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

Question 6: My Patient Had A 13-Mm Tubular Adenoma Removed From Her Colon. What Kind Of Surveillance Do I Need To Recommend? Would It Change Things If She Were 80 Years Old Without Co-Morbidities? (continued)

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACP, FACG

Based on current evidence, the answer to the first part of this question can be found in the updated guidelines on colon cancer screening and surveillance put forth by the US Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.1 This document integrates emerging evidence into previously established guidelines and serves as the current roadmap for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer. The patient depicted in the clinical scenario described above fits into the category of people at increased risk for colorectal cancer who should undergo colonoscopic surveillance, and the timing of her next…
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