Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)

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Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)

Description

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
    • Newer FOBTs: Nonrandomized controlled trial evidence
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Combination of FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Barium enema
    • Colonoscopy
    • Virtual colonoscopy (computer tomographic colonography)
    • Digital rectal examination
    • Detection of DNA mutations in the stool

Developer:

National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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