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BC Cancer Colon Screening promotes early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. The program is not intended for:

  • Individuals who are up-to-date for colon screening.
    • Patients who have had a FIT in the preceding 2 years, or colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy in the preceding 10 years for average-risk patients; or a colonoscopy in the preceding 5 years for higher-than-average risk patients.
  • Individuals who have a personal history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease.
    • These patients should continue to obtain care through their specialist or health care provider.
  • Individuals who currently have symptoms (eg, rectal bleeding, persistent change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, or iron-deficiency anemia).
    • These patients should be referred to a specialist. No FIT required.
  • Individuals who are on a definite surveillance plan through a specialist.

SOURCE: Eligibility ( )
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