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People Who Avoid Colorectal Cancer Over 30 Years Because of Screening

People Who Avoid Colorectal Cancer Over 30 Years Because of Screening

With the FIT stool test, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening. With colonoscopy, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as ofDecember 19, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine