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Do You Need that Test? Wise Choices from Gastroenterologists

How soon should average risk people get another colorectal cancer screening after they have a normal colonoscopy? No sooner than 10 years, the American Gastroenterological Association recommends as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. The AGA’s list of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question includes: Use the lowest possible effective dose of acid reducing medicines to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). After a negative, quality colonoscopy, don’t repeat colorectal cancer screening by any method for 10 years. After removing 1 or 2 small (less than 1 centimeter) adenomatous polyps without signs of cellular change (dysplasia), don’t repeat the colonoscopy for at least 5 years. After two endoscopies without dysplasia,

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