Development of a Federally Funded Demonstration Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

  title={Development of a Federally Funded Demonstration Colorectal Cancer Screening Program},
  author={Laura C. Seeff and Amy Degroff and Florence K. L. Tangka and Ena J Wanliss and Anne Lise Sagen Major and Marion R. Nadel and Aliza Blythe Ryerson and Janet E. Royalty and Cynthia A. Gelb and Eddie B. Reed},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  pages={1103 - 1111}
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality among U.S. adults. In 2004, treatment costs for colorectal cancer were $8.4 billion. There is substantial evidence that colorectal cancer incidence and mortality are reduced with regular screening. The natural history of this disease is also well described: most colorectal cancers develop slowly from preexisting polyps. This slow development provides an opportunity to intervene with screening tests, which can either… CONTINUE READING

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