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Most bowel cancer symptoms do not indicate colorectal cancer and polyps: a systematic review

Barbara-Ann Adelstein16*, Petra Macaskill2, Siew F Chan3, Peter H Katelaris4 and Les Irwig5

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1 Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia

2 associate professor, STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

3 biostatistician, STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

4 gastroenterologist, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia

5 professor of epidemiology, STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

6 Screening and Test Evaluation (STEP) Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

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BMC Gastroenterology 2011, 11:65  doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-65

Published: 30 May 2011

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data categories and the assumptions required to extract the data

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Characteristics of studies of symptoms and colorectal cancer or polyps

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Bleeding type: association with cancer: DOR with 95% confidence intervals

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