Flexible sigmoidoscopy versus faecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals.

@article{Holme2013FlexibleSV,
  title={Flexible sigmoidoscopy versus faecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals.},
  author={\Oyvind Holme and Michael Bretthauer and Atle Fretheim and Jan Odgaard-Jensen and Geir Hoff},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={CD009259}
}
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is the third most frequent cancer in the world. As the sojourn time for this cancer is several years and a good prognosis is associated with early stage diagnosis, screening has been implemented in a number of countries. Both screening with faecal occult blood test and flexible sigmoidoscopy have been shown to reduce mortality from colorectal cancer in randomised controlled trials. The comparative effectiveness of these tests on colorectal cancer mortality has… CONTINUE READING
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