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Alternatively, double-contrast barium enema or colonoscopy should be performed every five to 10 years.
The double-contrast barium enema was historically used to screen for colorectal cancer.
Examination and imaging techniques Double-contrast barium enema
Flexible sigmoidoscopy with double-contrast barium enema is acceptable if colonoscopy is not available.
Yearly fecal occult blood test (FOBT) -- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years -- Yearly FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years (preferred over either option alone) -- Double-contrast barium enema every five years -- Colonoscopy every 10 years
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) cite five acceptable means of screening for colorectal cancer in people who are at average risk for the disease: double-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy have been added to the list, joining fecal occult blood resting, sigmoidoscopy, and the combination of fecal occult blood testing and sigmoidoscopy.
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years -- Colonoscopy every 10 years Breast Cancer -- Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
A less desirable approach is double-contrast barium enema.