Screening for colorectal cancer

Authors Ph. Georgopoulos.


Screening for bower cancer really works. The data show that
it reduces incidence and mortality. The cost is acceptable and
comparable to other screening programs as in breast and cervical cancer. At the present time FoBT is the only modality
which balances between effectiveness and safety. The combination of flexible sigmoidoscopy and FoBT is supported by many experts as a good and maybe more effective alternative.
Everybody agrees that all men and women should be screened for bowel cancer commencing at the age of 50 years. People in High-risk groups should participate in more intense surveillance and screening programs to prevent CRC as has been shown by many studies. Colorectal cancer can be prevented and that is why all countries should commence screening programs for CRC prevention as soon as possible.
Key Words: Colorectal cancer, screening, colonic tumor