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ColonCancerCheck Recommendations for Post-Polypectomy Surveillance

Mar 2019
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Current
C. Dubé, B.R. McCurdy, T. Bronstein, A. Pollett, N.N Baxter, D. Morgan, J. Tinmouth

Guideline Objective

The recommendations were developed by Cancer Care Ontario and a panel of experts in gastroenterology, pathology and colorectal surgery to provide endoscopists and primary care providers with evidence-based recommendations for surveillance colonoscopy. The recommendations are designed to ensure that the benefits of surveillance colonoscopies outweigh the potential harms for people who undergo the procedure.

Patient Population

Asymptomatic people with polyps requiring surveillance colonoscopy

Intended Guideline Users

Endoscopists, primary care providers

Research Questions

What are the recommended surveillance intervals based on findings at the initial and subsequent colonoscopy?

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