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Colonoscopic Surveillance for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer in People with Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease or Adenomas

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 118

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Copyright © 2011, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
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Colonoscopic surveillance in people at high risk of developing colorectal cancer can detect precancerous changes early on and potentially prevent progression to colorectal cancer. It can also identify invasive cancer early. However, in clinical practice there is variation in when colonoscopic surveillance starts and how frequently it is offered to people at high risk. This NICE short clinical guideline aims to improve the care of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or adenomas at high risk of developing colorectal cancer by making evidence-based recommendations on the use of colonoscopic surveillance.