Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 171–188

Colorectal cancer screening in average risk individuals

  • Christopher S. Huang
  • Subodh K. Lal
  • Francis A. Farraye
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10552-004-4027-z

Cite this article as:
Huang, C.S., Lal, S.K. & Farraye, F.A. Cancer Causes Control (2005) 16: 171. doi:10.1007/s10552-004-4027-z

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is the third leading type of cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Prevention of colorectal cancer should be achievable by screening programs that detect adenomas in asymptomatic patients and lead to their removal. In this manuscript, we review the major screening modalities, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, the data supporting their use, and various issues affecting the implementation of each test. Screening guidelines will be reviewed, and future techniques for colorectal cancer screening examined.

Keywords

average risk colorectal cancer screening 

Copyright information

© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher S. Huang
    • 1
  • Subodh K. Lal
    • 1
  • Francis A. Farraye
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of GastroenterologyBoston Medical CenterBostonUSA