Participation in screening colonoscopy in first-degree relatives from patients with colorectal cancer.

@article{Ruthotto2007ParticipationIS,
  title={Participation in screening colonoscopy in first-degree relatives from patients with colorectal cancer.},
  author={F Ruthotto and Frank Papendorf and Greggory Wegener and G{\"u}nter Unger and Birgit Dlugosch and Firouzeh Korangy and Michael P. Manns and Tim F Greten},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1518-22}
}
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend screening colonoscopy in first-degree relatives of patients with colon cancer. The aim of this state-wide study was to investigate the compliance for colonoscopic in first-degree relatives, who were younger than 60 years of age. METHODS A total of 602 patients were identified from the tumor registry of the public health insurance of Lower Saxony. A questionnaire was sent to these patients, which included a number of different questions regarding their… CONTINUE READING