Screening of colorectal cancer.

  title={Screening of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Sidney J. Winawer},
  journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America},
  volume={14 4},
Cost-effectiveness analyses have shown that the cost per year of life saved by screening with any of the tests recommended is reasonable by US standards. Although the specific results vary among analyses, in general the marginal cost-effectiveness of this screening is less than $25,000 per year of life saved. Screening for CRC was among the highest ranked services in an analysis of the value of preventive services based on the burden of disease prevented and cost-effectiveness. Although the up… CONTINUE READING