Single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer confers long-term benefits

Single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer confers long-term benefits

The protective effect of a single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in older adults was maintained for up 15 years against colorectal cancer incidence and for up to 19 years against mortality, according to a randomized controlled trial.Current guidelines recommend “repeated flexible sigmoidoscopy screening,” Carlo Senore, MD, MSc, of the Piedmont Region Cancer Prevention Center and the S. Giovanni Battista University Hospital of Turin, Italy, and colleagues wrote in Annals of Internal Medicine. These latest findings, which align with those from other trials, suggest the need toRead More

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