There has been much speculation in recent years concerning the benefit of screening colonoscopy in the elderly.
A large US population-based study recently found that screening colonoscopy had a modest benefit in preventing colorectal cancer (CRC) in individuals 70-74 years of age and a smaller benefit for those 75-79 years old. The risk of adverse event rand compilation was low in both age groups. WorldPath Health has always recommended screening for colorectal cancer in these age groups and this study confirms screening benefit within this group.
WorldPath Health offers screening colonoscopy to all patients. in addition advanced technology radiologic virtual colonoscopy often replaces colonoscopy as and effective screening tool. Both screening procedures are available as part of the WorldPath Health Executive Health Program