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Health Status Outcomes for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Health Status Outcomes

According to the NCI, use of the guaiac-based fecal occult blood test as a screening intervention decreases '''colorectal cancer mortality''' by about 15% to 30%, use of sigmoidoscopy decreases '''colorectal cancer mortality''' by about 20% to 30% and '''colorectal cancer incidence''' by about 20% to 25%, and use of colonoscopy decreases both '''colorectal cancer mortality''' and '''colorectal cancer incidence''' (at least for cancers of the left colon) by about 60% to 70%. 1. National Cancer Institute. [ Colorectal Cancer Screening - Health Professional Version] [last reviewed: 1/27/20]

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