Pitt study finds that flexible sigmoidoscopy increases detection of colorectal cancer
- Posted: February 1, 2012
Repeated screening by flexible sigmoidoscopy increased the detection of colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma in women by one-fourth and in men by one-third, according to a study published Jan. 31 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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