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Flexible sigmoidoscopy a reliable diagnostic tool for colorectal cancer screening

Screening using flexible sigmoidoscopy significantly reduced the incidence of colorectal cancer and mortality, according to a recently published large prospective randomized study. Overall, colorectal cancer mortality was reduced by 26% in patients assigned to sigmoidoscopy (2.9 vs 3.9 deaths per 10,000 person-years) in the study. A 50% reduction in death… 

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New colorectal cancer screening guidance based on review of multiple guidelines

A comprehensive review of several medical groups’ guidelines for colorectal screening has resulted in a new guidance statement that includes a number of useful recommendations. Key Point: The ACP’s critical review of multiple guidelines offers guidance regarding colorectal cancer screening. In searching the National Guidelines Clearinghouse developed in the United… 

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