An overview of colorectal cancer screening

S. A. Goodbrand (Lead / Corresponding author), R. J. C. Steele

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Colorectal cancer ranks highly amongst all cancer sites in incidence and contributes to a substantial number of cancer related deaths in the United Kingdom However, screening of average risk individuals has been shown to reduce both disease associated mortality and incidence. This paper provides an overview of both current and future screening methods for colorectal cancer, as well as current practice for screening in both average and high risk individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • Fecal occult blood
  • Computed tomographic colonography
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • High risk groups
  • CT Colonography
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopic polypectomy
  • 1st degree relatives
  • Virtual colonoscopy
  • Asymptomatic adults


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