The researchers analyzed outcome data for 439 persons who had positive fecal occult blood tests in a 1984 statewide program for Connecticut residents.
Among those with positive test results, colorectal cancer was diagnosed in 33 persons, 7.5 percent of the sample, during 3.5 years of followup.
More than one-half of all cases found, 15 of 29 persons, or 52 percent, were diagnosed with in-situ or localized tumors, which are most likely to be treated successfully.
The predictive value of a positive test varied according to the screened person's age and the number of positive tests obtained from that person.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum, Dépistage, Précoce, Etude longitudinale, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Exploration, Evaluation performance, Appareil digestif pathologie, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Hémocult
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum, Medical screening, Early, Follow up study, Sanitary program, Prevention, Exploration, Performance evaluation, Digestive diseases, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Human
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