Study: Few colorectal cancer patients received screenings prior to diagnosis

01/10/2005 | Forbes

A study of Medicare patients over age 70 with colorectal cancer found only 44% of the patients had received any screening more than six months before being diagnosed, and nearly 94% had never received a colonoscopy before their cancer was diagnosed. The researchers say if the patients had received more regular screenings many would have been diagnosed in time to receive successful treatment.

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