[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.65.227. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
Sign In
Individual Sign In
Create an Account
Institutional Sign In
OpenAthens Shibboleth
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 6,471
Citations 0
JAMA Patient Page
June 21, 2016

Screening Tests for Colorectal Cancer

JAMA. 2016;315(23):2636. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7616

In the June 21, 2016, issue of JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published updated recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.

There are several different types of tests that can be used. The USPSTF does not specifically recommend using one test over another.

There are pros and cons to each test, as described in the table below. As a patient, you should talk to your doctor about your preferences, keeping in mind that any type of screening is better than no screening. Not all types of testing are available everywhere.

Box Section Ref ID

For More Information

Back to top
Article Information
The JAMA Patient Page is a public service of JAMA. The information and recommendations appearing on this page are appropriate in most instances, but they are not a substitute for medical diagnosis. For specific information concerning your personal medical condition, JAMA suggests that you consult your physician. This page may be photocopied noncommercially by physicians and other health care professionals to share with patients. To purchase bulk reprints, call 312/464-0776.

Published Online: June 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7616.

Source: US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for colorectal cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5989

Topic: Preventive Medicine

×