Screening for colorectal cancer with the fecal occult blood test: a background paper. American College of Physicians.

PURPOSE Screening for colorectal cancer with fecal occult blood tests or sigmoidoscopy can reduce mortality rates. If occult blood testing is done, clinicians must decide how to interpret the results and plan further management. If the results are positive, a decision must be made about evaluating the colon. This report provides information that can be used… CONTINUE READING