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  1. Fecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer can we afford not to do this ?

    Article - En anglais

    Current practice guidelines recommend annual fecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer in the average-risk population over the age of 50.

    Efficacy of fecal occult blood test screening is supported by several controlled prospective trials and case-control studies.

    Implementation of this recommendation, in combination with periodic flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, is feasible, affordable, highly effective, and has the potential for reducing colorectal cancer mortality by at least 50%. With over 50,000 Americans dying of this malignancy each year, we cannot afford not to do this.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Côlon, Rectum, Risque élevé, Dépistage, Sang, Asymptomatique, Fèces, Sensibilité, Efficacité, Analyse avantage coût, Etude critique, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Colon, Rectum, High risk, Medical screening, Blood, Asymptomatic, Feces, Sensitivity, Efficiency, Cost benefit analysis, Critical study, Human, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Colonic disease, Rectal disease, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0238759

    Code Inist : 002B24O06. Création : 11/06/1997.