How frequently do I need a colonoscopy if there is a family history of colon cancer?

This question was asked in Fontainebleau, Mississippi on 11/13/2012.
I have a family history of colon cancer. I had a colonoscopy performed in 2007 and polyps were found. My current age is 60. When should I have another colonoscopy performed?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 11/14/2012

You should get a colonoscopy every 5 years.