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A 61-year-old man with a positive faecal occult blood test


Sophie Hoile
Nilarni Jayakumar
Jyothirmaye Kuppa
Faculty of Medicine
University of Adelaide


Colon cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death within Australia. Early detection greatly improves prognosis. This case explores a common presentation of early-stage colorectal cancer and follows this patient through the presentation, clinical assessment, investigations and treatment.

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