ACG guidelines say colonoscopy is preferred test

03/11/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Updated guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology state a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 is the preferred colon cancer prevention test. African-Americans should begin having colonoscopies at age 45, and clinicians also should consider the earlier start age for patients who are obese or who have an extreme history of smoking.

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