Endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer

D. Lieberman

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There is strong evidence that colon screening of asymptomatic, average-risk subjects can reduce colorectal cancer mortality. Endoscopic screening with sigmoidoscopy can reduce mortality associated with left-sided cancers due to the discovery of early curable cancers and the detection removal of premalignant adenomas. Screening with colonoscopy is widely accepted for high-risk groups and would likely be effective for the screening of average-risk subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-83
Number of pages13
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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