Advanced Colorectal Polyp Brief
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable created the Advanced Colorectal Polyp GI Brief to help endoscopists and primary care clinicians identify patients with advanced colorectal polyps, understand the epidemiology and associated risk factors, and most importantly know the risks of colorectal neoplasia for patients with advanced colorectal polyps and their first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children).
This brief aims to:
- Remind endoscopists that patients with an advanced colorectal polyp and their close relatives are at increased risk for advanced colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer;
- Keep endoscopists up to date with current guidelines; and,
- Provide template letters to communicate colonoscopy and pathology results, risk status, and follow-up recommendations for patients and close relatives.
Supplemental template letters:
- Advanced colorectal polyp letter
- Non-advanced colorectal polyps letter
- Hyperplastic and other Non-neoplastic letter
Learn more on how gastroenterologists and endoscopists can play a role in the national efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates: