Faecal haemoglobin concentration and personalised assessment of the risk of colorectal neoplasia

Callum G. Fraser

Abstract

Since it is the third most common cancer developed and the fourth cause of cancer related death worldwide, CRC still presents a major health problem (1). However, if colorectal neoplasia is detected at an early stage, outcomes for individuals are much improved (2). Asymptomatic population-based screening programmes for colorectal neoplasia have been widely introduced since the criteria for successful screening are more than met.