GI Societies Issue New Colonoscopy Surveillance Guidelines

Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a clean colonoscopy do not need to repeat the test for 10 years. This and many other practical recommendations for cancer prevention were issued in "Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance after Screening and Polypectomy," a consensus update issued by the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, which is comprised of representatives of American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).