Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 4, 2010

Early Diagnosis And Screening In Colorectal Cancer Patients


Al. Mihalache(1), Liliana-Elvira Donoiu(2), I. Rogoveanu(3)

(1) Emergency Department, County Emergency Hospital Slatina
(2) Department of Internal Medicine, County Emergency University Hospital, Craiova;
(3) Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, County Emergency University Hospital, Craiova


The utility of a population screening program for colorectal cancer was demonstrated, but there are unresolved issues: to whom the program addresses, which are the methods to be used, when are they to be used and what are the costs. For an efficient screening we must identify the patient’s level of risk by asking simple questions about personal and family medical history. The current screening methods are: the hemoccult test, rectosigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, irigography, virtual colonoscopy and fecal DNA tests. Although there are many new methods of screening for colorectal cancer, they are still under evaluation.

colorectal cancer, screening, prevention, endoscopy

Al. Mihalache MD, PhD stud; Emergency Department, County Emergency Hospital Slatina Email: of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Str Petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, Romania

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.04.01 - Download PDF