Morbidity and mortality following major large bowel resection for colorectal cancer detected by a population-based screening program
Lawrence F Paszat, Rinku Sutradhar, Elyse Corn, Jin Luo, Nancy N Baxter, Jill Tinmouth, Linda Rabeneck
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCREENING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In 2008, Ontario initiated a population-based colorectal screening program using guaiac fecal occult blood testing. This work was undertaken to fill a major gap in knowledge by estimating serious post-operative complications and mortality following major large bowel resection of colorectal cancer detected by a population-based screening program. METHODS: We identified persons with a first positive fecal occult blood result between 2008 and 2016, at the age of 50-74 years, who underwent a colonoscopy within 6 months, and proceeded to major large bowel resection for colon cancer within 6 months or rectosigmoid/rectal cancer within 12 months, and identified an unscreened co..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was funded by Cancer Care Ontario. The funder had no role in the design of the study or collection, analysis and interpretation of the data or in writing the manuscript.