Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Average-Risk Populations

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Abstract

Screening average-risk populations for colorectal cancer can reduce the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer. Effectiveness depends on programmatic adherence and quality. This review discusses the evidence supporting the use of currently available screening tests. The discussion specifically focuses on programmatic issues and highlights the importance of quality assurance in each program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-735
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume119
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Computed tomographic colonography
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Sigmoidoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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