Clinical Features of Colorectal Cancer
Most colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are symptomatic at time of diagnosis, what is associated with more advanced stage and poorer clinical outcomes. CRC may be diagnosed after the onset of symptoms or through screening colonoscopy or fecal occult blood testing in the majority of patients. Screening of asymptomatic individuals for CRC is advocated by major societies and preventive care organizations. However, while compliance with CRC screening guidelines is steadily improving, it is still relatively low.
KeywordsColorectal cancer Clinical diagnosis Clinical symptoms Clinical features
American Joint Committee on Cancer
Magnetic resonance imaging
Union for International Cancer Control
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