Study questions colonoscopy surveillance guidelines

August 28, 2014 4:25 PM

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Study questions colonoscopy surveillance guidelines

For patients who have had precancerous polyps removed, colonoscopy surveillance guidelines may differ depending on the type, according to Counsel & Heal.

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tracked 40,826 polypectomy patients for a median of eight years. Patients who had a single low-risk polyp removed had a much lower risk of colon cancer, compared to the general population and to patients who had multiple or agg...

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