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Colon cancer screening in 2010: an up-date.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20485255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Colorectal cancer is among the most common cancers worldwide. The prognosis for limited disease is excellent; however, it becomes poor for more advanced disease. The majority of colorectal cancers arise from premalignant adenomatous polyps. This makes the detection of polyps and early carcinoma an attractive screening strategy. This article will review the current tests available for screening for colorectal cancer. These include stool based tests (guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests, immunochemical fecal tests, stool DNA panel), radiologic tests (double contrast barium enema and computed tomography colonography), and endoscopy (flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy). The current use of these tests in population-based screening programs and the most recent screening guidelines from the largest advisory groups in North America and Europe will be discussed.
A V Weizman; G C Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1121-421X     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2010-09-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109791     Medline TA:  Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adenomatous Polyps / complications
Colonography, Computed Tomographic*
Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Early Detection of Cancer*
Guaiac / diagnostic use
Indicators and Reagents
Occult Blood
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Indicators and Reagents; 9000-29-7/Guaiac

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