Starting at age 50. If there is a family history/symptoms, fecal occult blood test is done every 2 years.
These recommendations apply to adults aged ≥50 years who are not at high risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). They do not apply to those with previous CRC or polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, signs or symptoms of CRC, history of CRC in one or more first degree relatives, or adults with hereditary syndromes predisposing to CRC (e.g. familial adenomatous polyposis, Lynch Syndrome).
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy – age 50-74 yrs. Regular screening every 10 years.
- FIT test/FOBT (Fecal Occult Blood Test) beginning at age 50 – 74 yrs. for men & women. Regular screening is every 2 years.
- Colonoscopy as a screening test for CRC not recommended. If risk (1st degree relative ≤60yo CRC, high risk adenomas, or 2+ relatives) consider screening colonoscopy at 40yo or 10y prior to index case.