TITLE

Screening colonoscopy: Is it time?

AUTHOR(S)
Simon, Jerome B.
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the debate surrounding the health benefits of periodic surveillance colonoscopy. Inadequacy of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and sigmoidoscopy for middle-aged and elderly patients at risk for colorectal cancer; Details of a study of the use of colonoscopy in general population screening; Drawbacks, including patient discomfort and economic barriers, to the widespread implementation of colonoscopic screening.
ACCESSION #
3766882

 

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