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What's the most effective way to screen patients with a family history of colon cancer?

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Title: What's the most effective way to screen patients with a family history of colon cancer?
Author: Wiltz, Scott A.; Nelson, Roxanne M.
Keywords: sigmoidoscopy
fecal occult blood testing
Date: 2010-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(3) 2010: 176-178.
Abstract: The best approach hinges on the number, degree, and age of relatives diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) or adenomatous polyps (AP). Screening should begin at 40 years of age for patients with a family history of CRC or AP in at least 1 first-degree relative or CRC in at least 2 second-degree relatives (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, extrapolation from systematic reviews).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6514

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