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Looking for colorectal cancers in adults with symptoms

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1124 (Published 21 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1124

Twin trials from the UK confirm that computed tomography (CT) of the colon is a sensitive test for colorectal cancer in adults with suspicious symptoms. Computed tomography found more cancers and large polyps than a barium enema in the first trial (7.3% (93/1277) v 5.6% (141/2527); relative risk 1.31, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.68) …

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