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Rectal bleeding is associated with colorectal cancer, but does not occur in all cases and is usually a symptom of minor colorectal disorders. Colorectal cancer presents only Infrequently with rectal bleeding in isolation.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0140-6736(99)02296-5

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet (london, england)

Publication Date

07/1999

Volume

354

Keywords

Humans, Colorectal Neoplasms, Colonic Diseases, Rectal Diseases, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Diagnosis, Differential, Sigmoidoscopy, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Female, Male