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The diagnostic value of symptoms for colorectal cancer in primary care: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND: Over 37,000 new colorectal cancers are diagnosed in the UK each year. Most present symptomatically to primary care. AIM: To conduct a systematic review of the diagnostic value of symptoms associated with colorectal cancer. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, and CINAHL were searched to February 2010, for diagnostic studies of symptomatic adult patients in primary care. Studies of asymptomatic patients, screening, referred populations, or patients...

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10.3399/bjgp11x572427

Authors


Griffin, T More by this author
Hamilton, W More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
61
Issue:
586
Pages:
e231-e243
Publication date:
2011-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:0abe830b-f645-4bdb-8ef7-75aa1134efe6
Source identifiers:
214824
Local pid:
pubs:214824

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