Colorectal cancer screening in Canada: 2021/2022

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This section describes how increased risk and high risk for colorectal cancer are defined and how these levels of risk impact screening strategies.

Colorectal screening for individuals at increased and high risk

family treeMany jurisdictions differentiate between average risk, “increased” risk, and “high” risk of colorectal cancer. These specific levels of risk have their own definitions, and impact screening eligibility.

Learn more about the screening strategies for participants with:

Lynch syndrome (Hereditary Non-polyposis colorectal cancer) is an inherited condition that increases an individual’s risk of colorectal cancer.

Learn more about screening individuals with Lynch Syndrome.