Screening sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer

Geoffrey M Forbes, Matthew J Zimmerman, Brendan J Collins and John T Edwards
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06315.x
Published online: 20 September 2004

Geoffrey M Forbes,*† Matthew J Zimmerman, † Brendan J Collins,† John T Edwards†

  • Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.

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