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Anatomical distribution of colorectal cancer in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Authors
  • Baber, Joseph1
  • Anusionwu, Chike1
  • Nanavaty, Nakita1
  • Agrawal, Sangeeta1
  • 1 From the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern Medical Journal
Publisher
Southern Medical Association
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2014
Volume
107
Issue
7
Pages
443–447
Identifiers
DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000135
PMID: 25010587
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sporadic colorectal adenocarcinoma in patients younger than age 50 was identified in only 2.9% of all cases, whereas 42.5% of all cases were located proximal to the splenic flexure. This reinforces the American College of Gastroenterology guideline recommendation to initiate CRC screening in average-risk individuals at age 50. This study supports optical colonoscopy as the preferred screening modality.

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