Screening colonoscopy: Has the time come?

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Abstract

Although current screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy and fetal occult blood test likely reduce colon cancer mortality, it is costly and probably not as effective as one-time screening with colonoscopy for detecting and preventing cancer, as well as risk stratification for further testing and surveillance. Ideal screening would target sensitive tests at high-risk individuals. It is possible that the identification of genetic or biologic markers in the future will enable us to target screening at high-risk individuals with precision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-511
Number of pages11
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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