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Who Should Get Screened?

​If you are a BC man or woman between the ages of 50 to 74, with no symptoms, you should get screened for colon cancer.

Men and women, ages 50-74

Men and women, ages 50-74 with a significant family history or a personal history of adenoma(s)

  • Referred for colonoscopy screening if you have a personal history of adenoma(s) or at least 1 of the following:
  • 1 first degree relative (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son) with colon cancer diagnosed under the age of 60; or,
  • 2 or more first degree relatives with colon cancer diagnosed at any age; or,
  • A personal history of adenomas. Adenomas are a type of non-cancerous tumours.

Who should not get screened?

Individuals with a personal history of colon cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease have individual needs that cannot be met with a population approach to screening. These patients should continue to obtain care through their specialist or primary care provider.

Talk to your doctor about the screening regimen that is right for you.

SOURCE: Who Should Get Screened? ( )
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