Single negative colonoscopy predicts low colorectal cancer risk

A Polish population based study conducted over 11 years, found that a single negative high quality colonoscopy is associated with long-lasting, signification reductions in the incidence of, and mortality from colorectal cancer.

The study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirmed that the ten-year interval between high quality screening colonoscopies is safe and that there is no benefit from more frequent screening.

High quality screening was defined by three key properties: cecal intubation, adequate bowel preparation and an endoscopist’s adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 20% or greater calculated on a yearly basis. Read more…

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