Korean J Med.  2010 Aug;79(2):104-112.

Strategy for early detection of colon cancer

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Early detection of colon cancer is more important than the actual treatment of colon cancer. Therefore, screening test for high risk patients in a timely fashion is a main factor in early detection of colon cancer. Stool occult test and stool DNA test, barium enema, CT colonography, colonoscopy are used for screening test of colon cancer. The most effective and sensitive test is colonoscopy; it can detect and remove the premalignant lesion of colon cancer and prevent colon cancer. Although colonoscopy is the best way to early detect colon cancer, the technique to detect and remove the premalignant lesion of colon cancer is essential for early detection of colon cancer. In conclusion, the techniques not only to detect but also remove of premalignant lesion are essentially required for colonoscopist.

Keyword

Colon cancer; Screening test; Colonoscopy
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