Strategy for colorectal cancer screening

Lisa Saidel-Odes, H. Shmuel Odes

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in Israel. Our current understanding of the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence has led to the use of screening for timely detection of polyps and cancer. Digital examination of the rectum is a test that can be performed by all doctors. Fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are the standard screening techniques for patients. Computerized tomography colonography is now entering this field. This review discusses the merits and uncertainties of these strategies as related to the risk of colorectal cancer in selected populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Computerized tomography colonography
  • Occult blood
  • Screening
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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