Review: Hemoccult screening reduces death from colorectal cancer in average-risk patients > 50 years of age

Fletcher, Robert
May 2002
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2002, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p91
Academic Journal
Comments on a study which investigated screening strategies for colorectal cancer. Benefits from hemoccult screening; Effects of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) on colorectal cancer; Relative risk reduction with annual FOBT screening rehydration.


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