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SYNOPSIS: The incidence of colorectal cancer is much less in people > 75 years of age compared with ages 50-74, even in patients with a personal history of colon cancer or adenomatous polyps. Complication rates for colonoscopy are high in the elderly ¡Ý age 75 and in patients with comorbidities. Surveillance colonoscopy may be stopped in the advanced elderly and in comorbid elderly patients.

Stopping Colonoscopy at Age 75 ¡ª Even With a History of Colon Cancer