Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for adults aged 55-64 years old reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer deaths.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is an important health problem due to high morbidity and mortality but curable at an early stage and therefore ideal for screening. The faecal occult blood test (Hemoccult) has been demonstrated to reduce colorectal cancer mortality in population-based screening1 and is used in several European screening programmes. In addition, screening… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/ebm1104

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