Colonoscopy: the dominant and preferred colorectal cancer screening strategy in the United States

Rex, Douglas K.
June 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2007, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p662
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the dominance of colonoscopy in the diagnosis and surveillance imaging in the colon and colorectal cancer screening in the medical sector in the U.S. There are several reasons for colonoscopy's popularity; first, colonoscopy is widely and accurately perceived as the most sensitive method to detect adenomas, second, it is multifunctional, which means can be used for diagnosis and therapeutics in a single session.


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