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Letters Bowel cancer screening

Beware next wave of propaganda

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 07 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3369
  1. James Penston, consultant physician/gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BH, UK
  1. james.penston{at}

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is recommended to be added to the national bowel cancer screening programme.1 According to the director of programmes, “The recommendation to implement this new programme is based on robust research findings that meet the committee’s well respected criteria. We are confident that the right decision has …

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