SLIDE 2 NOTES: Here is a list of what I consider tests that are viable for colorectal cancer screening.
They begin with FOBTs and barium enema. These are to some extent viewed by both clinicians and the public as part of the past.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and, more importantly, colonoscopy, are where clinicians and the public currently see the state-of-the-art for colorectal cancer screening.
Virtual colonoscopy and Stool DNA tests are largely in the future, from an operational point of view, though they have recently received a good amount of attention in the press.
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