Jayanth R. Varma

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Colorectal cancer is commonly found in adults aged greater than 50 years. The peak frequency occurs in the 6th to 7th decades and gradually declines in the 8th decade. This cancer is very unusual in young adults, the occurrence ranging from 1 to 17 percent of all cases of colon cancer. The prognosis for this disease in the young adult is reported to be(More)
Colonic polyps commonly occur in all age groups and are of varied significance depending on the type of polyp and the symptoms manifested. There is some debate in the medical literature regarding the appropriate clinical management of polyps and the follow-up of patients after polypectomy. This discussion addresses the significance of colon polyps,(More)
Early detection of colorectal cancer, followed by surgical excision, can effect a cure in 50% of patients. The flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscope enables identification of lesions in the premalignant or early malignant stages. Its use is cost-effective in any practice that includes more than 200 to 300 patients over age 50, and the procedure is well accepted(More)