Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance: Past, present and future

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2007 (EN)
Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance: Past, present and future (EN)

Douglas M. Heuman, A.A. Mihas, Souheil Abou Assi,

SUMMARY In this communication, the available colon cancer screening methods are reviewed and the recommendations for both average a high risk groups are discussed. But before we proceed with the specifics of both screening and surveillance, it is imperative that we give the definition of these terms that will prove instrumental in the throrough understanding of this paper. Screening involves the use of a simple test to identify average-risk persons who have a high probability of the disease. Surveillance, on the other hand, is the periodic use of a definitive diagnostic test in persons with special risk factors for the disease. (EN)


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Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)



Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 3 (2003) (EN)

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