Published in Cancer Weekly, March 7th, 2006
According to a study from Germany, "The prognosis for patients with malignancies of the lower gastrointestinal tract is strictly dependent on early detection of premalignant and malignant lesions. What should an ideal screening and surveillance colonoscopy be able to accomplish' The technique should allow detection of large but also discrete mucosal alterations."
"Ideally, endoscopic discrimination between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions would be possible during the ongoing procedure. At present, endoscopy can be performed with powerful new endoscopes. Comparable...
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