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Secondary Screening Referral Guideline: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Colon Cancer:
At least one of the following:
  • Rectal bleeding with a change in bowel habit to looser stools and/or increased frequency of defecation persistent for 6 weeks. Age threshold: all ages.
  • Change in bowel habit as above without rectal bleeding and persistent for 6 weeks. Age threshold: over 60 years.
  • Rectal bleeding persistently without anal symptoms*. Age threshold: over 60 years.
  • A definite palpable right-sided abdominal mass. Age threshold: all ages.
  • A definite palpable rectal mass (not pelvic). Age threshold: all ages.
  • Unexplained iron deficiency anaemia. In men: below 11g/dl, all ages. In women: below 10 g/dl, post menopausal.
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    Associated Diagnoses:

    Colon Cancer

    92% sensitive, 42% specific