Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis and Therapeutic Updates

Screening for Colorectal Carcinoma

Author(s): Sankha Bhattacharya*, Saurabh Maru* and Aseem Setia *

Pp: 8-15 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040944122010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Colorectal carcinoma is the fourth most commonly diagnosed malignancy. As it is hidden in many cases and as the onset is undetectable, it may prove to be fatal. Hence, early screening colorectal cancer is a way to prevent this disease. Screening depends upon various factors, such as familial history, history of the disease, or any condition which could lead to colorectal carcinoma. Various tests, such as fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy, and CT scan, are available for screening. The screening method to be used depends upon various contributing factors. Screening can be invasive or can be non-invasive using many markers. 

Keywords: Detection, Early diagnosis, Novel tests, Screening tests.

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