Title

Familial colon cancer

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Date

2-1976

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adenocarcinoma; Adult; Aged; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pedigree; Risk

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

Study was made of a kindred with a strong history of carcinoma of the colon. Twenty-three family members were screened for the tumor with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) assay, barium enema, and proctoscopy; one occult colon cancer was diagnosed. Identification and surveillance of families at high colon cancer was diagnosed. Identification and surveillance of families at high risk of cancer can provide unusual opportunities for early tumor detection.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Cancer. 1976 Feb;37(2):946-8.

PubMed ID

1253119