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Title: Large intestinal (colorectal) cancer screening
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Rectum -- Cancer
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Diagnosis
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Prevention
Medical screening
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2015). Large intestinal (colorectal) cancer screening. The Synapse, 14(3), 22-23
Abstract: The large intestine is composed of the colon and rectum and is the third most common site of cancer in the body. Colorectal cancer affects both males and females equally and is the second most common cause of death from cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer can reduce deaths from this condition significantly.1 The aim of screening is to detect precancerous/ cancer-prone lesions before they become malignant. Screening methods include Faecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT), Double Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE), Computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC) and Colonoscopy.
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The Synapse, Volume 14, Issue 3

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