Mass screening for colorectal cancer in Japan.

S. Hisamichi, A. Fukao, Y. Fujii, I. Tsuji, S. Komatsu, H. Inawashiro, Y. Tsubono

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Abstract

A mass screening program for colorectal cancer has been conducted in Japan for several years, and the nationwide statistics showed a total of 416,382 participants in 1988. This paper describes the present status of mass screening program for colorectal cancer in Japan and related issues as follows: annual trend of the number of examinees, age distribution of examinees, screening methods, diagnostic methods, evaluation of screening accuracy for fecal occult blood tests, and screening interval.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalCancer detection and prevention
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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