People Who Avoid Colorectal Cancer Over 30 Years Because of Screening

With the FIT stool test, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening. With colonoscopy, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: December 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Michael P. Pignone MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine

People Who Avoid Colorectal Cancer Over 30 Years Because of Screening