The role of colonoscopy in screening persons with family history of colorectal cancer.

First-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients are at increased risk for developing colorectal neoplasms. In order to assess the potentiality of colonoscopy screening in this high-risk population, 213 asymptomatic family members (age range 30-69 years, mean 42.8 years) of those patients with colorectal cancer received colonoscopic examination at Chang… (More)