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visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum

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15,16) If an adenoma is identified on screening sigmoidoscopy, a full colonoscopy should be performed because synchronous proximal lesions are detected in as many as 30% of such cases.
While this approach has not been rigorously tested, the sensitivity of this combined screening strategy was estimated by analyzing patients who had undergone both a full colonoscopy and FOBT.
Screening recommendations for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) FAP HNPCC Screening guidelines Annual sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy every 1-2 years for CRC starting at 10-12 starting at age 20-25 years old years or 10 years earlier In attenuated FAP, than the youngest case of full colonoscopy CRC diagnosis in the should be performed family.