Technical Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening

In the colon and rectum, the vast majority of cancers develop very slowly, approximately over a period of 10 to 15 years, from benign precursor lesions. These lesions, so-called polyps, can undergo malignant transformations based on the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Therefore, the resection of polyps reduces colorectal cancer mortality by over 90 percent.

Provided by: Siemens Topic: Software Date Added: Oct 2005 Format: PDF

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