Tests and treatments

Colon screening

What is it?

What is it?

Although there is currently no worldwide consensus regarding the best screening methods, there is agreement that such screening is useful for a Western population.

Who should be screened?

  • Everyone who is older than 50 years. The screening can be performed by your GP or by referral to a specialist.
  • People who have an increased risk People who have an immediate family member (parent, brother or sister) who has had confirmed colon polyps. Also patients who have had polyps and/or colon cancer in the past should receive regular follow-up.

Latest publication date: 14/01/2024