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60% of at risk Americans over 50 havenít been screened for colorectal cancer.

After analyzing data from the US Census Bureau and the CDC National Interview Survey, experts claim that nearly 60% of Americans over 50 face an average risk of colorectal cancer but havenít been screened. To perform a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy on all these people would be unachievable so, it would be ideal if people did a blood-in-stool test first and only if this was positive, then have a colonoscopy. This would avoid unnecessary expensive tests.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: 60% of at risk Americans over 50 havenít been screened for colorectal cancer.

Date: 17 December 2004

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&ncid=751&e=11&u=/nm/20041217/hl_nm/colon_cancer_dc

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