Colorectal cancer rates decline with increase in screening

06/18/2007 | Forbes

The decrease in colorectal cancer from 42.8 cases per 100,000 people in 1988 to 1990 to 38.6 cases per 100,000 in 2000 to 2002 has been attributed to an increase in the number of people undergoing screenings. However, nearly 50% of patients are not up to date on their recommended screenings, one expert said.

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