What should the physician recommend as colon cancer screening for the 5-year-old son?

A 55-year-old man recently diagnosed with colon cancer and familial adenomatous polyposis sees his doctor with regard to the care of his 5-year-old son. The son is genetically tested and found to have a mutated APC gene. What should the physician recommend as colon cancer screening for the 5-year-old son?

  • (A) Digital rectal examinations only starting at age 10 years
  • (B) Digital rectal examinations only starting at age 40 years
  • © Colonoscopy every 2–3 years with yearly sigmoidoscopy starting at age 10 years
  • (D) Colonoscopy every 2–3 years with yearly sigmoidoscopy starting at age 30 years
  • (E) Colonoscopy every 2–3 years with yearly sigmoidoscopy starting at age 40 years

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