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The Impact of Fecal Occult Blood Testing on the Screening and Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Sumitra Ananda1,2, Anita Nitchingham3, and Peter Gibbs1,2.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a major health concern in the Westernized countries. It is the third most common type of cancer and ranks second in cancer associated mortality in the UK and USA [1,2]. The majority of cases of CRC occur in the average-risk person, but multiple factors associated with increased risk have been identified, and individual risk can be estimated [5].

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