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Clinical practice guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy – in adenoma follow-up; following curative resection of colorectal cancer; and for cancer surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease (2011)

Author

Cancer Council Australia Colonoscopy Surveillance Working Party

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

Cancer Council Australia

 

Description

The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist those involved in the Australian healthcare system in making decisions about the timing of surveillance colonoscopy, namely referring general practitioners and colonoscopists, with the intention of reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). The Guidelines are an updated and expanded version of the 2005 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Early Detection and Management of Colorectal Cancer. They focus on the appropriate use of colonoscopy in CRC prevention and address three simple questions:

The Guideline addresses the issue of appropriate scheduling of future colonoscopy in patients known to be at risk for CRC development, for example, patients who have already had adenomatous polyps removed or surgery for CRC, and patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Abstract adapted from Cancer Council Australia

Contact details

Cancer Council Australia
GPO Box 4708
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: 131120
Email: info@cancer.org.au

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Last updated: 6 January 2014
 
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