Blood Test to Detect Colon Cancer?

Discussion in 'Gastroenterology' started by ahmedqman, Apr 15, 2010.

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  2. jatpower

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  3. AspiringGI

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    I disagree. Whether this or CT colonography is the next recommended screening modality will not influence GI docs negatively. GIs will perform less purely screening colonoscopies but will end up doing many more therapeutics because positive screens by blood test or CT will require polypectomy by GI anyways. Plus if either of these increases our less than great efforts to screen the population for colon CA then it is a public health success while maintaining the importance of GI docs in the process.
     

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