Screening for Colorectal Cancer

  • Jack Donald Hardcastle
Part of the Europe Against Cancer European Commission Series for General Practitioners book series (EC SER.PRACTIT.)


Screening represents an alternative possibility of influencing the mortality of colorectal cancer in a population. It may reduce mortality in two ways. Firstly by the detection of tumours early in their natural history before they have produced symptoms and when the tumour is amenable to surgical treatment and secondly, by the detection and removal of premalignant adenomas with a resulting decrease in the future incidence of colorectal cancer.


Colorectal Cancer Faecal Occult Blood Testing Colorectal Cancer Screening Faecal Occult Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Donald Hardcastle
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

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