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Colonoscopy outdoes FIT.

Screening with FIT yielded a similar percentage of colorectal cancers per invited person when compared with colonoscopy Colonoscopy Definition

Colonoscopy is a medical procedure where a long, flexible, tubular instrument called the colonoscope is used to view the entire inner lining of the colon (large intestine) and the rectum.
 but colonoscopy detected more cancers per person actually screened, wrote Dr. Michael Bretthauer and Dr. Mette Kalager.

Moreover, the diagnostic yield for adenomas in particular - lesions that may well progress to cancer - was low with FIT This finding "indicates that FIT is not a good test for detecting adenomas," they noted.

DR. BRETTHAUER is at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet and the Cancer Registry A cancer registry is a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases. The data is collected by Cancer Registrars. Cancer Registrars capture a complete summary of patient history, diagnosis, treatment, and status for every cancer patient in the United States, and  of Norway in Oslo. Dr. Kalager is at Harvard School of Public Health The Harvard School of Public Health is (colloquially, HSPH) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Longwood Area of the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill, next to Harvard Medical School and Cambridge, Massachusetts, , Boston, and Teletnark Hospital, Skien, Norway. Dr. Bretthauer reported ties to Folk Pharma and Olympus Optical Europe, These remarks were taken from their editorial accompanying Dr. Quintero's report (N. Engl. J. Med. 2012;366:759-60).
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Title Annotation:VIEW ON THE NEWS
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Date:Mar 15, 2012
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