Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Colorectal Cancer?

Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD


October 07, 2016

According to the USPSTF guidelines, the following three approaches are nearly equally effective (in life-years gained), provided that adherence to the same regimen is 100%:

  • Annual fecal occult blood testing

  • Sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, along with fecal occult blood testing every 3 years

  • Screening colonoscopy at intervals of 10 years, from age 50 years to age 75 years (after age 75, screening should be individualized)

For more on the screening for colorectal cancer, read here.


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