Colorectal cancer prevention: colonoscopic surveillance in adults with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or adenomas
Colorectal cancer prevention: colonoscopic surveillance in adults with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or adenomas - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
This guideline covers using colonoscopy to check for signs of bowel cancer in people aged 18 and over with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (types of inflammatory bowel disease) or adenomas (also known as polyps). It aims to prevent cancer and prolong life by offering advice on identifying early bowel cancer in adults most at risk.
September 2022: We have replaced our recommendations on colonoscopy for adults with adenomas with a link to the British Society of Gastroenterology’s guidelines on post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance.
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