One-time sigmoidoscopy may prevent nearly one-half of cancers

October 1993
Geriatrics;Oct93, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p80
Academic Journal
Summarizes `Prevention of Colorectal Cancer by Once-only Sigmoidoscopy' by W.S. Atkin, J. Cuzick, J.M.A. Northover JMA et al., published in Lancet 1993; 341:736-40. Removal of adenomas for protection against colorectal cancer; Recommendations for persons with adenoma.


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