Changing Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Makes Screening Sigmoidoscopy Less Useful for Identifying Carriers of Colorectal Neoplasms

Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 04/18/2012

With the changing colorectal cancer (CRC) epidemiology, having fewer rectosigmoid (RS) neoplasms but more proximal cancer, the effectiveness of flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening for identifying significant neoplasms decreases with screenees’ age and especially in females. These make FS screening less suitable for the aging and increasingly female population.

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