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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance

  • Susan K. Clark
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Abstract

Worldwide, colorectal cancer causes approximately 600,000 deaths per year [1]. About 16,000 of these occur in the UK, where it is the second commonest cause of cancer death. Despite advances in surgery and adjuvant therapies, 5-year survival remains around 50% [2].

Keywords

Colorectal Cancer Lynch Syndrome Fecal Occult Blood Testing Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopic Surveillance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Polyposis RegistrySt Mark’s HospitalMiddlesex, LondonUK

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