Is colonoscopic screening of a low-risk (normal) population ethically justifiable?

Abstract

This report summarizes the arguments for and against colonoscopic screening of a low-risk population for colorectal cancer. The strongest argument in favor of colonoscopy is that colonoscopy rarely misses an existing colorectal neoplasia and its precursor lesions and that procedural side effects are rare. In contrast, the combination of fecal occult blood… (More)

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@article{Keighley2002IsCS, title={Is colonoscopic screening of a low-risk (normal) population ethically justifiable?}, author={M. R. B. Keighley and R. Arnold}, journal={Digestive diseases}, year={2002}, volume={20 3-4}, pages={246-52} }