Published in Law and Health Weekly, March 27th, 2004
According to recent research from Italy, "The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of rectal bleeding for distal colorectal cancer (CRC), or large (greater than or equal to 10 mm) adenomas among an average-risk population. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among individuals aged 55-64 years, who attended sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening in the context of a multicenter randomized trial of FS screening for CRC. Sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) of rectal...
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