Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommended Guidelines

Asymptomatic/No family history

  • Annual FOBT starting aged 50

Family History

  • 1° relative >55: annual FOBT
  • 1° relative <55 or two 1° or one 1° and one 2° on same side: colonoscopy at 50 or ten yearsbefore youngest relative
  • More than the above: ref for specialist opinion/genetic testing

Previous colorectal cancer/polyps

  • 2 – 5 yearly colonoscopy

Colitis – UC & Crohn’s

  • 2 – 5 yearly colonoscopy

Polyposis syndromes (FAP etc.)

  • Specialist opinion