Many Americans don't get preventive screens, CDC says

07/6/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

CDC data shows 22 million Americans have not been screened for colon cancer and many people do not get other preventive health tests that could save their lives. The CDC Vital Signs report said that having health insurance appears to be a major factor in whether people get tested and that 32,000 lives could be saved if every adult age 50 and older was screened regularly for colorectal cancer.

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