Are screen detected colorectal cancers asymptomatic?

  title={Are screen detected colorectal cancers asymptomatic?},
  author={Christopher Harmston and Solomon Akwei and Ricardo Barnes and Steve Goodyear and L Wong},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={12 5},
OBJECTIVE Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening aims to detect asymptomatic disease and thus provide the opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. This study assesses the prevalence of significant symptoms in patients found to have CRC detected through the NHS National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHS NBCSP) pilots. METHOD All patients in the NHS NBCSP pilots with a positive faecal occult blood completed a standardized symptomatology questionnaire before colonoscopy. This data was… CONTINUE READING