Colorectal Cancer Screening

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Dec 1;11(12):1538-75. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2013.0180.

Abstract

Mortality from colorectal cancer can be reduced by early diagnosis and by cancer prevention through polypectomy. These NCCN Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening describe various colorectal screening modalities and recommended screening schedules for patients at average or increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. In addition, the guidelines provide recommendations for the management of patients with high-risk colorectal cancer syndromes, including Lynch syndrome. Screening approaches for Lynch syndrome are also described.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / genetics
  • Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis / diagnosis
  • Early Detection of Cancer* / methods
  • Humans