Colorectal cancer screening: A guide to the guidelines

Douglas K. Rex

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The two most recent guidelines for colorectal cancer screening are those of the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research, and the American Cancer Society. The guidelines are similar in many regards and reflect current literature, consensus opinion and compromise between members of multidisciplinary panels. The emphasis of both guidelines is to increase the options available for colorectal cancer screening. Increasing choice should expand the attractiveness of colorectal cancer screening to more patients and physicians, and the development of guidelines should help compel payers to provide reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening. These guidelines are summarized and evaluated as they pertain to colorectal cancer screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1999


  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood testing
  • Sigmoidoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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