oncology
Bowel cancer

Recent scope rules out colorectal cancer with positive FOBT


Patients who have a positive FOBT after a recent negative colonoscopy can be reassured they are unlikely to have colorectal cancer, an Australian study suggests. Gastroenterologists at Liverpool Hospital in NSW found that a previous negative colonoscopy done within four years conferred a 100% negative predictive value for detection of new colorectal cancer despite a ...

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