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TITLE A national colorectal cancer screening programme   200913E.pdf (754.1 KB)
Title in the original language Bevolkingsonderzoek naar darmkanker  GR_bevolkingsonderzoek naar darmkanker.pdf (880.2 KB)
Document ID LIB629
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 12/01/2010
Document reference ISBN 978-90-5549-780-5
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (754.1 KB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Dorine Coenen
Health Council of the Netherlands
(27/01/2010)
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  • Health

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Short description  The Committee has concluded that there is sufficient evidence to justify starting a national bowel cancer screening programme. The most appropriate screening method is an immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT). The Committee recommends a programme based on the screening of people between fifty-five and seventy-five years old once every two years. People in the target group would be sent a faecal test sampling kit by the screening organisation. The faecal sample would have to be sent to a laboratory to be tested for invisible traces of blood. Persons with a ‘positive’ (i.e. abnormal) test result would be referred for colonoscopy, which would take place in an outpatient clinic under sedation and with the aid of pain management.
Short description in the original language  De kans ooit gedurende het leven darmkanker te krijgen, is 4 tot 5 procent. De vijfjaarsoverleving (een maat voor genezing) is ongeveer 60 procent. Doordat darmkanker een langdurig voorstadium heeft dat relatief eenvoudig is te herkennen en behandelen, levert screening een aanzienlijke gezondheidswinst op. In het advies dat de minister voor Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport 17 november in ontvangst neemt, adviseert de Gezondheidsraad iedere man en vrouw in de leeftijdscategorie 55-75 jaar een tweejaarlijks screening op darmkanker te laten ondergaan op basis van de iFOBT (immunochemische Fecaal Occult Bloed Test).
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Committee has concluded that there is sufficient evidence to justify starting a national bowel cancer screening programme. The most appropriate screening method is an immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT). The Committee recommends a programme based on the screening of people between fifty-five and seventy-five years old once every two years. People in the target group would be sent a ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  De commissie constateert dat er voldoende bewijs is om te beginnen met bevolkingsonderzoek naar darmkanker. De meest geëigende screeningsmethode is een immunochemische Fecaal Occult Bloed Test (iFOBT). De commissie adviseert om bij invoering van een bevolkingsonderzoek naar darmkanker mensen tussen
de 55 en 75 jaar om de twee jaar uit te nodigen voor deelname. De doelgroep
krijgt vanuit een scre ...

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