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Based on cost-effectiveness consideration, the preferred screening method for colon cancer is a colonoscopy every 10 years after the age of 50.

Lin O, Kozarek R, Schembre D, Ayub K, et al. Screening Colonoscopy in Very Elderly Patients: Prevalence on neoplasia and estimated impact on life expectancy. JAMA. 2006; 295: 2357-2365. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/20/2357

Reference

Title
Screening Colonoscopy in Very Elderly Patients: Prevalence on neoplasia and estimated impact on life expectancy
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Lin O, Kozarek R, Schembre D, Ayub K, et al.
Pages
2357-2365
URL
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