Screening colonoscopy: Is it time?

Simon, Jerome B.
November 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1277
Academic Journal
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.


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