Included patients were older than age 50 years and had previously had normal results on screening colonoscopy. ... The researchers noted that their study included veterans from a single region, limiting the potential generalizability of their results,
Colonoscopy every 10 years or fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) annually is recommended as a first-tier option for screening average-risk patients for colorectal neoplasia (strong recommendation, moderate-quality evidence). ... For patients who decline
The study included 16,642 women age 60 years or older who underwent at least one colonoscopy. ... The study authors noted that proximal adenomas are less likely to be detected on screening colonoscopy.