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When is it safe to stop getting routine colonoscopies?

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Unknown

If patient is old enough to prevent cancer and comorbidities risk do not outweigh benefit than continue into the 80 year old range.
If you find it ok for an 85 or 90 year old to get colorectal cancer which is preventable than stop at 80.

In brief: Unknown

If patient is old enough to prevent cancer and comorbidities risk do not outweigh benefit than continue into the 80 year old range.
If you find it ok for an 85 or 90 year old to get colorectal cancer which is preventable than stop at 80.
Dr. Arie Pelta
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: After age 80

Most people recommend stopping colonoscopy screening after age 80, but it is a decision to be made between the patient and their physician.

In brief: After age 80

Most people recommend stopping colonoscopy screening after age 80, but it is a decision to be made between the patient and their physician.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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