Colorectal cancer and polyps in patients aged 40 years and over who consult a GP with rectal bleeding.

@article{Nrrelund1996ColorectalCA,
  title={Colorectal cancer and polyps in patients aged 40 years and over who consult a GP with rectal bleeding.},
  author={Niels N\orrelund and Helene N\orrelund},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
BACKGROUND Rectal bleeding is common in the community and in general practice, but few studies have examined the causes of rectal bleeding in patients presenting to general practitioners. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of neoplastic conditions in patients with rectal bleeding presenting in general practice and to explain the associations between presenting symptoms and final diagnoses. METHODS We conducted two studies, the first in 1989, the second in 1991, in which we invited Danish… CONTINUE READING

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