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Colon Cancer Screening

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365–7

INTRODUCTION

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common clinical problem which is increasing in Jamaica. It is the second highest cause of cancer mortality in most developed countries (1). In Jamaica, CRC is the third commonest cancer in both males and females (2). Colorectal cancer is preventable. The majority of such cancers arise from benign adenomatous polyps and in most cases it takes about ten years for a small adenomatous polyp to progress and transform to advanced CRC. Evidence indicates that significant reduction in CRC mortality can be achieved by screening (3, 4).

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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