Epi proColon Question and Answer

Q. What are the risks associated with a Cologuard test?
A. A Cologuard test may not be appropriate for everyone. This test is not a replacement for diagnostic or surveillance colonoscopy in high-risk individuals. Cologuard may not be appropriate if:
  • The patient has a family history of colon cancer.
  • The patient has a personal history of colon cancer, polyps, or other related cancers.
  • The patient had a positive result for another screening method in the last six months.
  • The patient has been diagnosed with a condition that places him/her at high risk for colon cancer such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • The patient has been diagnosed with a relevant cancer syndrome passed on from his/her family.

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