[Screening for colorectal cancer: definitely implement]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 152, 32, (2008), pp. 1776
Article / Letter to editor
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectIGMD 2: Molecular gastro-enterology and hepatology; UMCN 1.2: Molecular diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring
An individual's lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is estimated at 5%. Currently, screening the asymptomatic population is the only way to effectively reduce mortality. Colorectal cancer screening meets prospectively defined scientific criteria for screening and is more cost-effective than existing screening programmes for cancers of the cervix and breast. Therefore, screening for colorectal cancer should be implemented.
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