Colorectal cancer screening in the older adult: A case-based approach

Brijen J. Shah, Sita Chokhavatia

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This chapter uses a case-based approach to discuss special considerations for colon cancer screening in the geriatric population. Based on current guidelines and prevalence of colon cancer, a framework is provided on decisions to screen, risks and benefits of screening, as well as complications from screening in the older adult. A brief discussion follows on emerging technologies with regards to colon cancer screening.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeriatric Gastroenterology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781441916235
ISBN (Print)9781441916228
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


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