Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Colonoscopy is a well-accepted colon cancer screening modality that is recommended by the United States Multi-Society Task Force on all individuals greater than 50 years of age. Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is a common cause of chronic liver disease with notably increased rates of infection in individuals born between 1945 and 1965. The Centers for Disease Control recently recommended all individuals of this "Baby Boomer" cohort undergo one time screening for CHC. As gastroenterologists interface with these patients for screening colonoscopy, this represents a unique opportunity to complete this screening and identify CHC patients at risk for advanced liver disease.