Effective screening for bowel cancer: a United Kingdom perspective

Michael R. Thompson, Robert J. C. Steele, W. S. Atkin

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    Bowel cancer is a major cause of morbidity and death and is a high cost to health care systems. Screening currently offers the best chance of improving outcomes from bowel cancer. When introducing screening, the problems encountered in other cancers need to be avoided to maximize benefits and minimize harms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)895-908
    Number of pages14
    JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


    • Adenomatous Polyps
    • Colonoscopy
    • Great Britain
    • Humans
    • Intestinal Neoplasms
    • Intestinal Polyps
    • Mass Screening
    • Occult Blood
    • Patient Compliance
    • Patient Education as Topic
    • Reproducibility of Results
    • Risk Assessment


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