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  • 03.2.11

    Colon Cancer Deaths May Be Prevented With Increased Screenings

    Bloomberg | Elizabeth Lopatto

    Colon cancer, the third-most-lethal form of the disease for both men and women, would continue an almost three-decade decline with increased screening, the American Cancer Society said. The colon cancer rate, which has been dropping “since the mid-1980s,” would also fall if people modify their lifestyles, the Atlanta-based group said in a report. Only about half of the U.S. population aged 50 and older is up-to-date on colon cancer screening, the report said.

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