Colorectal is the second leading cause of cancer death in Italy well as in western coutries. Diagnosis of early cancer and polypectomy of adenomas are feasible by colonoscopy and they are proven to be effective to improve the five years survival rate and to avoid the onset of cancer, respectively. Screening in asimptomatic population at risk for age or familiarity could greatly lower its incidence and mortality.
|Translated title of the contribution||Colorectal cancer screening|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2003|
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