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  • 11.24.10

    CDC: Nearly Half of Cervical and Colorectal Cancers Caught Late

    The Wall Street Journal | Katharine Hobson

    Despite the availability of screening tests, almost half of cervical and colorectal cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed at late stages, when the disease is more difficult to treat. That’s the conclusion of a CDC report out today, which also found that a third of breast-cancer cases are caught at a late stage. “More work is needed to widely implement evidence-based cancer screening tests which may lead to early detection and, ultimately, an increase in the number of lives saved,” said Marcus Plescia, director of the CDC’s division of cancer prevention and control, in a statement.

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