Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening

COLON CANCER SCREENING

The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. This can be done by direct visualization with a screening colonoscopy. People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than ten years should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75. For people ages 76 through 85, the decision to be screened should be based on a person’s preferences, life expectancy, overall health, and prior screening history. People over 85 should no longer get colorectal cancer screening.

For screening, people are considered to be at average risk if they do not have:

• A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
• A family history of colorectal cancer
• A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
• A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC)
• A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area to treat prior cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. This can be done by direct visualization with a screening colonoscopy. People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than ten years should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75. For people ages 76 through 85, the decision to be screened should be based on a person’s preferences, life expectancy, overall health, and prior screening history. People over 85 should no longer get colorectal cancer screening.

For screening, people are considered to be at average risk if they do not have:

• A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
• A family history of colorectal cancer
• A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
• A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC)
• A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area to treat prior cancer.

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In order to reach a diagnosis, your doctor may order a specific procedure. Be sure to follow all the instructions provided to you by your doctor – both before and after your procedure. You can find out more about your procedure below.

Schedule your appointment with us!

In order to reach a diagnosis, your doctor may order a specific procedure. Be sure to follow all the instructions provided to you by your doctor – both before and after your procedure. You can find out more about your procedure below.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC

212 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-664-7200

Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC

305 South Poplar Street
Searcy, AR 72143

501-664-7200

Weds: 9AM-4PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS
GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC
Little Rock

212 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-664-7200

Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS
GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC
Searcy

305 South Poplar Street
Searcy, AR 72143

501-664-7200

Weds: 9AM-4PM