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Table 2 Reasons for diagnosis of CRC

From: Patient- and system-related barriers for the earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer

  All CRC cases (N = 150) Veterans diagnosed as part of initial presentation to VA (N = 18)
Initial reason for diagnosis   
   Positive fecal occult blood test 14 0
   Positive flexible sigmoidoscopy 26 2
   Positive colonoscopy 9 0
   Hx polyp 2 0
Total found through screening 51 2
   Rectal bleeding or melena 22 5
   Anemia 43 4
   Pain 13 0
   Wt loss 10 4
   Abnormal CT scan 4 0
   Metastatic disease 8 3
Total found through investigation of symptoms 99 16