Screening for colorectal cancer. Use of a new protocol may reduce death rates.


The goal of screening for colorectal cancer is to find early, asymptomatic cancers and adenomatous polyps that are 1 cm or more in diameter or that are villous or tubulovillous histologically. A study using fecal occult blood testing with rehydration and no sigmoidoscopy found that deaths from colorectal cancer can be reduced by screening. Although this… (More)


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