NCCN Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening updated

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Colorectal Cancer Screening have been updated. The guidelines now include annual immunohistochemical stool testing with or without a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years as an alternate screening option for average risk individuals. Additional updates include guidelines for individuals with three rare syndromes (ie, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Juvenile Polposis Syndrome, Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome) which put them at greater risk for developing the disease.

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