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Individuals with a single first-degree relative (parent, sibling, child) affected by colon cancer should be offered screening at 40 years of age, or 10 years before the age at diagnosis of the affected relative (NCCN, 2009) (SOR: B).

All colon cancer tumor samples should be tested for changes suggestive of Lynch syndrome (HNPCC), to reduce morbidity and mortality in family members (EGAPP Working Group, 2009) (SOR: A). Accelerated screening for colon cancer is recommended for individuals with Lynch syndrome (NCCN, 2009) (SOR: A). Colon cancer screening beginning in the second decade of life and early colectomy are recommended to reduce risk of colorectal cancer for individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome (NCCN, 2009) (SOR: A).

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