Colorectal Cancer

Dec 15, 2002 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.

Jul 15, 2002 Issue
Recent Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention [Article]

Colorectal cancer is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Studies published in the early 1990s, showing that screening for colorectal cancer can reduce colorectal cancer-related mortality, led many organizations to recommend screening in asymptomatic, average-ri...

Apr 1, 2001 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy [Article]

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: SE is a 69-year-old man who has never been screened for colorectal cancer. After conducting a history and physical examination, it appears that he is not at high risk for colorectal cancer.

Jun 1, 1999 Issue
Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Early Detection [Article]

Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A collaborativ...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Article]

Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Article]

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is an important screening procedure because of its ability to detect early changes in the distal colon. The 60-cm flexible sigmoidoscope provides excellent visualization with minimal discomfort to patients. Successful sigmoidoscopy requires adequate patient preparation, proper...

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