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Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Jun;75(6):441-8.

Understanding current guidelines for colorectal cancer screening: a case-based approach.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA. LBianchi@enh.org

Abstract

After a polyp or polyps are discovered on colonoscopy, many patients are being told to come back for repeat colonoscopy unnecessarily soon, thus diverting a scarce resource away from patients who may derive the most benefit--those with high-risk polyps and those who have never been screened.

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