Screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy helps prevent cancers and deaths

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8388 (Published 12 December 2012)
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Screening 1000 middle aged adults with flexible sigmoidoscopy would prevent just under three colorectal cancers (2.8, 95% CI 1.4 to 4.0) and just over one death from colorectal cancer (1.2, 0.8 to 1.5), according to a meta-analysis of five large trials from Europe, Scandinavia, and …

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