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The prevention of invasive cancer of the rectum


, : The prevention of invasive cancer of the rectum. Cancer 41(3): 1137-1139

The results of the 25+ yr Cancer Detection Center study, including 20,000 participants and 100,000+ patient-yr experience, demonstrate the obviation of appearance of most lower bowel cancers associated with a program of proctosigmoidoscopy and adenomatous polyp removal. Once on a schedule of periodic examinations, study participants developed only a fraction of the anticipated number of rectal cancers. Most of the cancers which developed were detected while at an early stage and with involvement of only the mucosa. Not a single death from lower bowel cancer occurred among active study participants or for 7+ yr following the most recent examination at the Center.

Accession: 006740617

PMID: 638957

DOI: 10.1002/1097-0142(197803)41:3<1137::aid-cncr2820410350>3.0.co;2-g

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