Gastroenterology

Colorectal cancer risk increases with time to colonoscopy after positive FIT





The longer a patient waits to undergo colonoscopy after receiving a positive fecal immunochemical test, the higher their risk for developing colorectal cancer, according to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Yi-Chia Lee, MD, PhD, of the department of internal medicine at National Taiwan University Hospital, and colleagues wrote that while a two-stage approach of FIT and a follow-up colonoscopy helps allocate screening resources, the time between the two stages can leave a sizeable gap for some patients.
“This two-stage approach involved a time lag between a

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