Who should not participate?

It is up to you whether you want or do not want to participate in ColorectalScreen Norway. However, if you are already seriously ill, the disadvantages may outweigh the benefits of screening.
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If you are in a control program already involving examinations by colonoscopy, for example after cancer surgery, for polyps or because of chronic inflammatory bowel disease, you do not need to participate in ColorectalScreen Norway.

If you have serious chronic diseases, the disadvantages may be greater than the benefit of participating. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, you should talk with your general practitioner if ColorectalScreen Norway is appropriate for you.

This applies, for example, if you:

  • are being, or have been treated for chronic or serious illness.
  • have a reduced general health or are in need of care.

Are you unsure if screening is right for you?

Colorectal cancer screening is a voluntary health service, and you decide whether you want to accept the invitation. Participating in the ColorectalScreen Norway can have both pros and cons.

Here you can read more about the pros and cons of colorectal cancer screening.