Colonic Adenocarcinoma detected by Virtual Colonoscopy Screening
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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This case report is designed to familiarize military physicians with virtual colonoscopy. Screening for colorectal cancer is significant because it is the third most diagnosed malignant neoplasm and second leading cause of cancer related mortality in the United States. Despite being so deadly, colorectal carcinoma is also one of the most preventable types of cancers. Virtual colonoscopy is an excellent alternative to optical colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. It is minimally invasive, less time consuming and possibly more comfortable for the patient. The authors believe that virtual colonoscopy will have a large positive impact on public health because of increased compliance and earlier detection of colon cancer should substantially reduce the total amount of deaths from colon cancer.
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