Full text of current ACS recommendations (and rationale) for screening and surveillance for the early detection of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps is available here.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
The American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology developed consensus guidelines for the detection of adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer in average-risk adults. All recommended tests are acceptable options and may be chosen based on individual risk, personal preferences, and access. The prevention of colorectal cancer should be the primary goal of screening.
The American Cancer Society offers free materials to help you continue encouraging colorectal cancer screening among your patients 50 and older. You play the most important role in getting people screened for colorectal cancer. If your patients don't hear about screening from you, they may not think they need it. Our clear, concise materials can help you explain colorectal cancer tests to patients.
Review a consumer-friendly version of the American Cancer Society's screening guidelines for colorectal cancer, as well as information on risk factors and methods of reducing risk.