Guidance on Surveillance for People at Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

This guideline provides evidence-based surveillance recommendations for people at increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Published online: 
28 February 2012

It updates the 2004 guidance Surveillance and Management of Groups at Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer and follows the  publication in June 2011 of the guideline Management of Early Colorectal Cancer.

It is intended for primary and secondary care providers who care for people who have undergone previous colorectal cancer resection, people with inflammatory bowel disease and people with adenomatous polyps.

Surveillance recommendations for people with a family history of colorectal cancer have had minor changes. Most notable is the inclusion of referral to the New Zealand Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry.

Also available to download from this page.
Brochure for primary health practitioners : Surveillance for People at Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    28 February 2012
  • ISBN:
    978-1-877509-57-5 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Published by the New Zealand Guidelines Group for the Ministry of Health PO Box 10 665, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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