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Oct 04

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Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

The Colon Cancer Check program has two arms for colorectal cancer screening: average and increased risk.

Average risk
People ages 50 to 74 who do not have a first degree relative mother, father, sibling, child) who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer
No personal history of pre-cancerous colorectal polyps requiring surveillance or inflammatory bowel disease (i.e., Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)

Increased risk
People with a family history of colorectal cancer that includes one or more first-degree relatives who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but do not meet the criteria for colorectal cancer hereditary syndromes (considered high risk and managed by a specialist).