Chapter 2. Screening for Colorectal Cancer — Who, When, and How?

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Robert Steele

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch2

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Steele, R. (2006) Screening for Colorectal Cancer — Who, When, and How?, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231

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Keywords:

  • colorectal cancer;
  • symptoms;
  • bleeding;
  • diagnosis;
  • prognosis

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of screening

  • Fecal occult blood screening

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • Radiology

  • Comparative studies

  • The cost of screening

  • New approaches to screening

  • Conclusions